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Japanese language and literature

  • 600 Basic Japanese Verbsby Hiro Japanese Center

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95

    600 Basic Japanese Verbs is a handy, easy-to-use guide to one of the building blocks of Japanese grammar-verbs. This book will be an essential resource for students wishing to learn Japanese as it shows how to conjugate the 600 most common Japanese verbs quickly, and with very little effort. This is the only guide to list all verb forms in both... more...

  • The A to Z of Modern Japanese Literature and Theaterby Scott J. Miller

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater presents a broad perspective on the development and history of literature-narrative, poetry, and drama-in modern Japan. This book offers a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and... more...

  • ALT 30 Reflections & Retrospectivesby Ernest N. Emenyonu; Chimalum Nwankwo

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 34.95

    A focus on some of the pioneers of African literary creation. more...

  • The Accentual History of the Japanese and Ryukyuan Languagesby Moriyo Shimabukuro

    BRILL 2007; US$ 175.00

    This book looks into the accentual history of the Japanese and the Ryukyuan languages. Applying the comparative method, the author has reconstructed the accentual history of the Japonic languages. The reconstruction is based on modern dialects of Japanese and Ryukyuan, and also on historical materials. more...

  • The Acquisition of Japanese as a Second Languageby Kazue Kanno

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 143.00

    This book marks the first-ever collection of papers in English on the acquisition of Japanese as a second language. Its overarching goal is to broaden and deepen the field of SLA research by focusing on Japanese rather than on more commonly studied European languages. Broad in scope and eclectic in approach with chapters by leading scholars in the... more...

  • The Acquisition of Numeral Classifiersby Kasumi Yamamoto

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 133.00

    This book is about the numeral classifier system and the acquisition of Japanese classifiers by Japanese children. It consists of three parts. First, it provides a general typological characterization of numeral classifier phrases and discusses the semantic properties of numeral classifiers based on an analysis of four languages from four different... more...

  • The Acquisition of Swahiliby Kamil Ud Deen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 165.00

    This monograph is the first study of the acquisition of Swahili as a first language. It focuses on the acquisition of inflectional affixes, with a particular emphasis on subject agreement and tense. Other inflectional affixes are also investigated, including object agreement and mood. The study surveys the adult dialect in question, Nairobi Swahili,... more...

  • Africa Writing Europeby Maria Olaussen; Christina Angelfors

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 86.80

    Africa Writing Europe offers critical readings of the meaning and presence of Europe in a variety of African literary texts. The first of its kind, it shifts the focus from questions of African identity to readings which delineate ideas of Europe also in texts written specifically in an African context. It seeks to place the representations of Europe... more...

  • Africa in Narrativesby Chin Ce; Charles Smith

    Handel Books 2014; US$ 26.95

    Africa in Narratives illuminates or proves, against the backdrop of attitudes toward nations deemed ëethnicí or ëminoritiesí, that literature in Africa can live up to the challenge of aesthetic imagination to form an active, refreshing part of world cultural discourse. African countries have evolved imaginatively beyond their present... more...

  • African Language Reviewby Dalby

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 206.00

    First Published in 1971. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...