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- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00
Spoken by as many as 50 million people in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Pashto comprises a range of widely diverging varieties. The Center for Advanced Study of Language Pashto Grammar provides a description of the language that is supported by examples presented in native orthography, Roman transcription, morpheme-by-morpheme glossing, and... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 3.99
Books for All Kinds of Readers Read HowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible editions... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 19.95 US$ 15.96
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic has done more than anyone since Czeslaw Milosz to introduce English-language readers to the greatest modern Slavic poets. In Oranges and Snow , Simic continues this work with his translations of one of today's finest Serbian poets, Milan Djordjevic. An encounter between two poets and two languages, this bilingual... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 14.66
In November 1910, Count Lev Tolstoy died at a remote Russian railway station attended by the world's media. He was eighty-two years old and had lived a remarkable and long life during one of the most turbulent periods of Russian history. Born into a privileged aristocratic family, he seemed set to join the ranks of degenerate Russian noblemen,... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 125.00
This book is a sociolinguistic examination of the Russian speech of the American “Third Wave”, the migration from the Soviet Union which began in the early 1970s under the policy of détente. Within the framework of bilingualism and language contact studies, it examines developments in emigré Russian with reference to the late... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00
The complex diachronic and synchronic status of the concepts be and have can be understood only with consideration of their full range of constructions and functions. Data from modern Slavic languages (Russian, Czech, Polish, Bulgarian) provides a window into zero copulas, non-verbal have expressions, and verbal constructions. From the perspective... more...
- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99
Although Tolstoy is best known as a master of literary fiction, he was also an important thinker with a voracious and wide-ranging intellect. In this extended look at the intersection between science and art, Tolstoy frames his own creative process in the context of thousands of years of Western philosophy. more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 280.00
Collocations are frequently occurring combinations of words with a semantic motivation behind the link (e.g. brush teeth, dark night, high forehead etc.). This innovative dictionary registers for each base-word all the collocators possible in German, together, where appropriate, with their meanings and instances of their use. This productive... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1998; US$ 158.00
Conditionals encode speculation. They convey how events could have been different in the past or present, or might be different in the future if particular conditions had been or will be met. While all languages afford the means to speculate or hypothesize about possible events, the ways in which they do so vary. This work explores some of this variation... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1989; US$ 158.00
Three features set this book apart from other recent publications on aspect. First, it looks closely at the language family, Slavic, that has been the main source of assumptions and data about aspect. Second, it looks upon the object of linguistic study, natural language, from an angle shared by thinkers on language whose prominence is still outside... more...