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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Colloquial Chineseby Qian Kan

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 35.95

    COLLOQUIAL CHINESE is easy to use and completely up to date! Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Chinese. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes COLLOQUIAL CHINESE your best choice in personal language learning? Interactive... more...

  • The Chinese HEART in a Cognitive Perspectiveby Ning Yu

    De Gruyter Mouton 2009; US$ 182.00

    This book is a cognitive semantic study of the Chinese conceptualization of the heart, traditionally seen as the central faculty of cognition. The concept of HEART, encoded in the word xin, lies at the core of Chinese thought and medicine, and its importance to Chinese culture is extensively manifested in the Chinese language. The study explores this... 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...

  • A History of Contemporary Chinese Literatureby Hong Zicheng; Michael M. Day

    BRILL 2007; US$ 71.00

    Covers the literary scene in China during the 1949-1999 period, primarily focusing on fiction, poetry, drama, and prose writing. more...

  • Remapping the Pastby Yuen Fung Choy Howard

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    Investigates how writers of Deng Xiaoping's reform era undermined the grand narrative of official history. This book features fictions of history by Chinese, Muslim and Tibetan authors. It is organized in terms of spatial schemes of fictional historiography. It covers the themes of memory, language, food, sex, and violence in historical writing. more...

  • A Grammar of Lepchaby Heleen Plaisier

    BRILL 2006; US$ 138.00

    Lepcha represents a branch unto itself within the Tibeto-Burman languages. This book acts as comprehensive grammar reference of the Lepcha language of Darjeeling, Sikkim and Kalimpong. It explains the structure of the language, its sound system and salient features, and includes a lexicon and cultural history. more...