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  • Colloquial Tibetanby Jonathan Samuels

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Colloquial Tibetan provides a step-by-step course in Central Tibetan as it is spoken by native speakers. Combining a thorough treatment of the language as it is used in everyday situations with an accurate written representation of this spoken form, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in... more...

  • Learning Chinese in Diasporic Communitiesby Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen; Andy Hancock

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Issues connected with motivation, ethnicity, and identity among adolescent and young adult heritage language learners are the subject of a growing amount of research in diaspora communities. However, until recently, this research has tended to be quantitative, and the constructs were theorized and operationalized in a categorical or essentialist manner.... more...

  • Multimodality, Interaction and Turn-taking in Mandarin Conversationby Xiaoting Li

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    One major feature of conversation is that people take turns to speak. Based on audio and video recordings of naturally-occurring Mandarin conversation, this book explores the role of syntax, prosody, body movements as well as their interplay in turn organization in the temporal unfolding of action and interaction. Adopting the methodology of interactional... more...

  • Colloquial Burmeseby San San Hnin Tun

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

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

  • Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammarby Claudia Ross; Jing-heng Sheng Ma

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar provides an innovative reference guide to Mandarin Chinese, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as phrase order, nouns, verbs and specifiers. Part B is carefully organized around language... more...

  • Tales of Futures Pastby Paola Iovene

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Most studies of Chinese literature conflate the category of the future with notions of progress and nation building, and with the utopian visions broadcast by the Maoist and post-Mao developmental state. The future is thus understood as a preconceived endpoint that is propagated, at times even imposed, by a center of power. By contrast, Tales of... more...

  • An Anthology of Chinese Discourse on Translation (Version 1)by Martha Cheung Pui Yiu; Lin Wusun

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 89.95

    Translation has a long history in China. Down the centuries translators, interpreters, Buddhist monks, Jesuit priests, Protestant missionaries, writers, historians, linguists, and even ministers and emperors have all written about translation, and from an amazing array of perspectives. Such an exciting diversity of views, reflections and theoretical... more...

  • Wh-Konstruktionen im Türkischenby Annette Herkenrath

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 122.35

    Annette Herkenraths Studie zu den wh-Konstruktionen im Türkischen betrachtet Äußerungen des gesprochenen Türkisch, die wh-Elemente wie ne ?was? oder kim ?wer? enthalten. Ziel der Untersuchung ist es, die kommunikativen, insbesondere wissensorganisierenden und diskursstrukturierenden Funktionen türkischer wh-Konstruktionen zu erfassen und sie aufgrund... more...

  • Yaksagana Rangabhumiby Katrin Binder

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 100.31

    The yaksagana dance-drama of the coastal regions of the south Indian union state of Karnataka is still a thriving theatre tradition. Characterised by its distinct musical style, a lively blend of sung poetry and improvised dialogues, impressive costumes and vigorous dancing, this genre combines many features prevalent in Indian performing arts. The... more...

  • Die temporalen Infinitkonstruktionen im Kalmückischenby Olga Seesing

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 60.86

    Kalmückisch ist eine westmongolische Sprache, die hauptsächlich in der Republik Kalmückien (eine autonome Teilrepublik im Südwesten des europäischen Russlands) gesprochen wird. Mit ca. 160000 Muttersprachlern befindet sie sich heute in der Liste der bedrohten Sprachen der UNESCO.Das Buch behandelt aus der synchronen Perspektive die komplexen temporalen... more...