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  • Diskurslinguistik im Spannungsfeld von Deskription und Kritikby Ulrike Hanna Meinhof; Martin Reisigl; Ingo H. Warnke

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    Diskursanalytische Arbeiten gehören in jüngerer Zeit zu den wichtigsten Impulsen in der gesellschafts- und wissensorientierten Linguistik. Zwei Ausprägungen der Diskurslinguistik werden häufig gegenübergestellt: kritische und deskriptive Diskursanalyse. Geht es den deskriptiven Ansätzen um eine Rekonstruktion historischer Bedeutungen und die Freilegung... more...

  • Modality and the Biblical Hebrew Infinitive Absoluteby Scott N Callaham

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 76.98

    Alongside several related ancient languages, Biblical Hebrew possesses two infinitive forms. The rarer of the two is the infinitive absolute, for which no analogous structure exists in modern translation receptor languages such as English. In studying its use, Hebrew grammarians have long noted that the infinitive absolute often appears in modal contexts.... more...

  • Ritual Wordsby Volker Olles

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 67.11

    The Qing dynasty scholar Liu Yuan (1768?1856) developed a unique system of thought, merging Confucian learning with ideas and practices from Daoism and Buddhism, and was eventually venerated as the founding patriarch of an influential movement combining the characteristics of a scholarly circle and a religious society. Liu Yuan, a native of Sichuan,... more...

  • Text-Beziehungenby Stefan Seiler; Ruth Scoralick

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2013; US$ 40.45

    Die aus der Literaturwissenschaft stammende intertextuelle Auslegung spielt neuerdings in der exegetischen Forschung eine immer wichtigere Rolle. Dabei werden die vielfältigen Bezüge und Verknüpfungen biblischer Texte untersucht, außerdem wird gefragt, inwieweit sich durch deren "Dialog" neue Sinnhorizonte erschließen. Nach einem forschungsgeschichtlichen... more...

  • The Selected Poetry Of Yehuda Amichaiby Yehuda Amichai

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000) was Israel's most popular poet, as well as a literary figure of international reputation. In this collection, renowned translators Chana Bloch and Stephen Mitchell have selected Amichai's most beloved poems, including forty poems from his later work. A new foreword by C.K. Williams, written especially for this edition, addresses... more...

  • The Flower of Anarchyby Meir Wieseltier

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 21.95

    Meir Wieseltier's verbal power, historical awareness, and passionate engagement have placed him in the first rank of contemporary Hebrew poetry. The Flower of Anarchy, a selection of Wieseltier's poems spanning almost forty years, collects in one volume, for the first time, English translations of some of his finest work. Superbly translated by the... more...

  • The Good Psychologistby Noam Shpancer

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 8.99

    "Noam Shpancer portrays the oft-hidden world of psychotherapy with unparalleled authenticity, compassion, and wit . . . An astonishing debut."?Jonathan Kellerman Noam Shpancer's stunning debut novel opens as a psychologist reluctantly takes on a new client?an exotic dancer whose severe anxiety is keeping her from the stage. The psychologist, a... more...

  • Just Say Nuby Michael Wex

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 8.99

    A cross between Henry Beard's Latin for All Occasions and Ben Schott's Schott's Original Miscellany , JUST SAY NU is a practical guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Along with enough grammar to enable readers to put together a comprehensible sentence and avoid embarrassing mistakes, Wex also explains the five... more...

  • World Cup Wishesby Eshkol Nevo; Sondra Silverston

    Random House 2010; US$ 17.12

    Four friends get together to watch the 1998 World Cup final. One of them has an idea: let's write down our wishes for the next few years, put them away, and during the next final - four years from now - we'll get them out and see how many we've achieved. This is how World Cup Wishes opens, and from here we watch what happens to their wishes and... more...

  • Drek!by Yetta Emmes; Kim Wilson Brandt

    Penguin Group US 1998; US$ 13.00

    One doesn't have to be Jewish to recognize the words that have made their way into every fold of popular language: Chutzpah, Mensch, Tokhes, Mishmash, Nudge, Shtick, Schmaltzy, Schlep, Icky, and so on. Then there are phrases whose meaning and syntax are borrowed from Yiddish: "bite your tongue", "drop dead", "enough already", and "excuse the expression".... more...