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  • Colloquial Thaiby John Moore; Saowalak Rodchue

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 35.95

    Colloquial Thai provides a step-by-step course in Thai as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Thai in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.... more...

  • Modern Mongolian: A Course-Bookby John Gaunt

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 63.95

    This complete guide to the Mongolian language provides a basic knowledge of all Mongolian noun inflexions and the basic and most important verbal inflections, and the uses of these. Grammatical concepts are introduced at the beginning of each chapter and discussed, with further examples, in a grammar section. Each chapter is accompanied by a list of... more...

  • Tone Sandhiby Matthew Y. Chen

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 67.00

    This book, first published in 2000, is a most comprehensive analysis of the complex tonal patterns of Chinese languages. 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...

  • 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$ 48.95

    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 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 Mouton 2007; US$ 266.00

    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...

  • The Languages of East and Southeast Asiaby Cliff Goddard

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 59.99

    This book introduces readers to the remarkable linguistic diversity of East and Southeast Asia. It combines serious but accessible treatments of diverse areas not usually found in a single volume: for example, word origins, cultural key words, tones and sounds, language families and typology, key syntactic structures, writing systems, communicative... more...