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  • Colloquial Tamilby E. Annamalai; R.E. Asher

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 43.95

    The ideal introduction to spoken and written Tamil. Focuses on the standard language of Tamil Nadu in South India, while providing a useful introduction to formal speech and the written language. more...

  • Medieval Tibeto-Burman languagesby C.I. Beckwith

    BRILL 2002; US$ 82.00

    This work approaches Tibeto-Burman comparative-historical linguistics according to the classical Indo-European model. Articles are included on: Old Zhangzhung, early classical Newari, Pyu, Old Burmese and early Meithei. Glossaries of several early Tibeto-Burman languages are included. more...

  • Manchu grammarby L.M. Gorelova

    BRILL 2002; US$ 267.00

    A comprehensive grammar of Manchu, the official language in China during the Qing dynasty. Taking also into account the scholarship on the subject from both China and Russia, the volume covers the Manchu writing system, morphology and phrenology. Sibe is also dealt with. more...

  • Enriched Composition and Inference in the Argument Structure of Chineseby Ren Zhang

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 44.95

    Drawing insights from conceptual semantics, cognitive semantics, generative lexicon, construction grammar and formal syntax, this book is the first attempt at a comparative account of lexical semantic issues in Mandarin Chinese. more...

  • God on the Hillby John G. Annamayya; Velcheru Narayana Rao; David Shulman

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99

    The devotional poems of Annamaya (15th century) are perhaps the most accessible and universal achievement of classical Telugu literature, one of the major literatures of pre-modern India. This book offers translations of 150 of Annamaya's poems, which are readable as poetry in their own right. more...

  • Confucius and the Analectsby Bryan Van Norden

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 59.99

    The Analects', the sayings attributed to Confucius, is a classic of world literature. Nonetheless there is a great dispute about how to approach and understand both him and his work. This is an anthology of critical writings on this crucial and influential work. The contributors address a host of key topics. more...

  • A Grammar of Laoby N.J. Enfield

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 238.00

    Lao is the national language of Laos, and is also spoken widely in Thailand and Cambodia. It is a tone language of the Tai-Kadai family (Southwestern Tai branch). Lao is an extreme example of the isolating, analytic language type. This book is the most comprehensive grammatical description of Lao to date. It describes and analyses the important structures... more...

  • Basic Chineseby Yip Po-Ching; Don Rimmington; Zhang Xiaoming; Rachel Henson; Yip Li Quzhen

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 37.95

    Basic Chinese introduces the essentials of Chinese syntax. Each of the 25 units deals with a particular grammatical point and provides associated exercises. Features include: a clear, accessible format many useful language examples jargon-free explanations of grammar ample drills and exercises   a full key to exercises.   All Chinese entries are... more...

  • The Phonology of Mongolianby Jan-Olof Svantesson; Anna Tsendina; Anastasia Karlsson; Vivan Franzen

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 49.99

    This book provides both the first comprehensive description of the phonology and phonetics of Standard Mongolian and the first account in any language of the historical phonology of the Mongolian group of languages. - ;This book provides (a) the first comprehensive description of the phonology and phonetics of Standard Mongolian, known as the Halh... more...

  • Language Variation in South Asiaby William Bright

    Oxford University Press, USA 1990; US$ 119.99

    South Asia presents the linguist with a bewildering variety of regional dialects, social dialects, formal and informal registers, literary standards, languages, writing systems, and language families. Written over a period of more than twenty years, these essays by a leading authority on South Asian language cover a broad range of topics in South Asian... more...