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  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    As with many other languages, Mandarin Chinese exhibits a rich variety of ways in expressing the arguments of the predicator in a sentence. Unlike other languages, such variation is typically devoid of any formal marking. Previous attempts in explaining such phenomena usually focus on the syntax as an explanatory tool. This book argues that a large... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 19.99

    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. Annamaya effectively created and popularized a new genre, the short padam song, which spread throughout the Telugu and Tamil regions and would become an important... more...

  • A Grammar of Laoby N.J. Enfield

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 280.00

    The series builds an extensive collection of high quality descriptions of languages around the world. Each volume offers a comprehensive grammatical description of a single language together with fully analyzed sample texts and, if appropriate, a word list and other relevant information which is available on the language in question. There... more...

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

    OUP Oxford 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. more...

  • Die klassische chinesische Prosaby Marion Eggert; Wolfgang Kubin; Rolf Trauzettel; Thomas Zimmer

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 184.59

    The essay, representing the original form of Chinese prose, emerged as masterly literary genre in the late Middle Ages. Next to the poem, the essay embodied the expression of the Chinese mind. In the course of history, it developed from a moral tool to a manifestation of joie de vivre. A leisurely look at the world is therefore the characteristic... more...

  • Die chinesische Literatur im 20. Jahrhundertby Wolfgang Kubin

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 217.17

    Die chinesische Literatur kann im 20. Jahrhundert dank der Wandlung Chinas zum Nationalstaat die Isolation überwinden und in den Dialog mit der Weltliteratur eintreten. Keine andere Epoche ist deshalb so gut dokumentiert, wissenschaftlich aufgearbeitet und durch Übersetzungen erschlossen. Dabei lassen sich mehrere deutlich ausgeprägte Phasen... more...

  • Die chinesische Erzählungby Monika Motsch

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 184.59

    Dieses Buch von Monika Motsch ist die Geschichte der chinesischen Erzählung vom Altertum bis zur Neuzeit. Esist der dritte Band der von Wolfgang Kubin herausgegebenen 'Geschichte der chinesischen Literatur', einer auf zehn Bände angelegten Gesamtdarstellung. more...

  • The Chinese HEART in a Cognitive Perspectiveby Ning Yu

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 162.87

    Honorary editor: René Dirven The series Applications of Cognitive Linguistics (ACL) welcomes book proposals from any domain where the theoretical insights developed in Cognitive Linguistics (CL) have been (or could be) fruitfully applied. In the past thirty-five years, the CL movement has articulated a rich and satisfying view of... more...

  • Der chinesische Roman der ausgehenden Kaiserzeitby Thomas Zimmer

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 335.61

    Band 2 ist die erste umfassende Darstellung der Entwicklung des chinesischen Romans der ausgehenden Kaiserzeit: vom 16. Jahrhundert bis 1911. Die wenigen auch im Westen bekannten herausragenden Beispiele wie ?Der Traum der roten Kammer? oder ?Jin Ping Mei? sind Teil einer bis ins 16. Jahrhundert zurückreichenden Tradition. Thomas Zimmer... more...