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  • The Essential Thai Language Companionby Marco Pronk

    Thaiworld Editions 2013; US$ 29.99

    This book is available in two versions: the more sophisticated version is a fixed-layout eBook containing many passages using read-aloud technology - please make sure your eBook-reader's soft- and hardware are fixed-layout and read-aloud compatible. Otherwise, please obtain the slimmed pdf-version without audio support. In both versions, this book... more...

  • Lao Basicsby Sam Brier; Phouphanomlack (Tee) Sangkhampone

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    This is a concise, doit yourself guide to the Lao language Lao Basics teaches conversational Lao from the very beginning with an emphasis on reading and writing. Students of Thai will find Lao quite simple, as much of these two languages are the same or very similar. These languages derive from Sanskrit and share many of the same consonants,... more...

  • Basic Written Chineseby Cornelius C. Kubler

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 49.99

    This is a beginning-level course in written Chinese that employs a revolutionary new method designed to have you quickly reading and writing simple, connected Chinese sentences. Along with its sister book, Basic Written Chinese and their accompanying workbooks, Basic Spoken Chinese offers a complete introductory course to the written Chinese... more...

  • The Turkic Languagesby Lars Johanson; Éva Ágnes Csató Johanson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 80.95

    The Turkic Languages examines the modern languages within this wide-ranging language family and gives an historical overview of their development.The first part covers generalities, providing an introduction to the grammatical traditions, subgrouping and writing systems of this language family. The latter part of the book focuses on descriptions... more...

  • Classical Telugu Poetryby Velcheru Narayana Rao; David Shulman

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 84.00

    This groundbreaking anthology opens a window on a thousand years of classical poetry in Telugu, the mellifluous language of Andhra Pradesh in southern India. The classical tradition in Telugu is one of the richest yet least explored of all South Asian literatures. This authoritative volume, the first anthology of classical Telugu poetry in English,... more...

  • Acquisition of Word Order in Chinese as a Foreign Languageby Wenying Jiang

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 210.00

    Language acquisition is a human endeavor par excellence. As children, all human beings learn to understand and speak at least one language: their mother tongue. It is a process that seems to take place without any obvious effort. Second language learning, particularly among adults, causes more difficulty. The purpose of this series is... more...

  • The Politics and Poetics of Translation in Turkey, 1923-1960by Sehnaz Tahir Gurcaglar

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 92.40

    The present book is a bold attempt at revealing the complex and diversified nature of the field of translated literature in Turkey during a period of radical socio-political change. On the broad level, it investigates the implications of the political transformation experienced in Turkey after the proclamation of the Republic for the cultural and literary... more...

  • The Chinese Rime Tablesby David Prager Branner

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 180.00

    This book, the first in its field in a Western language, examines China’s native phonological tool with regard to reconstruction, theory, and linguistic philosophy. After an introductory essay on the nature of the tables and the history of their interpretation, the book concentrates on three areas: application of rime table theory to reconstruction,... more...

  • Aspect in Mandarin Chineseby Richard Xiao; Tony McEnery

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 173.00

    Chinese, as an aspect language, has played an important role in the development of aspect theory. This book is a systematic and structured exploration of the linguistic devices that Mandarin Chinese employs to express aspectual meanings. The work presented here is the first corpus-based account of aspect in Chinese, encompassing both situation aspect... more...

  • Dramatized Discourseby Zhuo Jing-Schmidt

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 195.00

    Language is a symbolic system of meanings evoked by linguistic forms. The choice of forms in communication is non-arbitrary. Rather, speakers pick those forms whose meanings best convey their discourse intention. The meaning of the Mandarin ba -construction, argues Jing-Schmidt, is discourse dramaticity , a concept that includes high conceptual salience... more...