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  • Chinese Literature in the Second Half of a Modern Centuryby Pang-Yuan Chi; David Der-wei Wang

    Indiana University Press 2000; US$ 35.15

    "... an important contribution to the study of recent Chinese literature." -- Choice "This fine, scholarly survey of Chinese literature since 1949... discusses such trends as modernism, nativism, realism, root-seeking and 'scar' literature, 'misty' poets, and political, feminist, and ... more...

  • Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbookby Claudia Ross; Jing-Heng Sheng Ma; Baozhang He

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 47.95

    Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook is a book of exercises and language tasks for all learners of Mandarin Chinese. Divided into two sections, the Workbook initially provides exercises based on essential grammatical structures, and moves on to practise everyday functions such as making introductions, apologizing and expressing needs. ... more...

  • Turkish: A Comprehensive Grammarby Asli Göksel; Celia Kerslake

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 79.95

    Turkish: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Turkish grammar. Concentrating on the real patterns of use in modern Turkish, it presents a detailed and systematic description of the structure of language at every level:sounds, words and sentences and will remain the standard reference work for years to come. Drawing... more...

  • 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...