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  • The Grammaticalization of 'Give' + Infinitiveby Ruprecht Waldenfels

    De Gruyter Mouton 2012; US$ 154.00

    The author analyses the grammaticalization of 'give' with infinitive in causative and modal constructions in the closely related Slavic languages Russian, Polish and Czech. Drawing on extensive diachronic and synchronic corpus data, the study combines a detailed analysis of the current use of these constructions with a reconstruction of their development.... more...

  • Modal and Focus Particles in Sign Languagesby Annika Herrmann

    De Gruyter Mouton 2013; US$ 140.00

    Bringing together the research fields of sign language linguistics and information structure, this book focuses on the realization of modal and focus particles in German Sign Language, Sign Language of the Netherlands, and Irish Sign Language. The study analyzes professionally elicited data with regard to nonmanual features expressed by articulators... more...

  • Descriptive Grammar of Pashto and its Dialectsby Anne David; Claudia Brugman

    De Gruyter Mouton 2013; US$ 140.00

    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 translation.... more...

  • Sunrise in the Eyes of the Snowmanby Goran Simic

    Biblioasis 2012; US$ 15.95

    Sunrise in the Eyes of the Snowman, the latest collection by Bosnian expat Goran Simic, is as much a departure as it is a continuance. In this book, we find the world-renowned poet visiting familiar themes in fresh ways. more...

  • Intermediate Russianby John Murray; Sarah Smyth

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    Intermediate Russian provides a reference grammar and related exercises in one volume. Varied texts from Russian sources give an insight into contemporary Russian society and culture. Features include: * texts and exercises reflecting contemporary Russian * concise grammar explanations * full exercise key * detailed index. Intermediate Russian... more...

  • Da! A Practical Guide to Russian Grammarby Tatiana Filosofova; Marion Sporing

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Da! A Practical Guide to Russian Grammar is a concise and contemporary combined reference grammar and workbook for intermediate-level students, and is ideal for use both in the classroom and for self-study. The book contains clear explanations of the core areas of Russian grammar. Each point is illustrated with examples of contemporary language... more...

  • Current Studies in Slavic Linguisticsby Irina Kor Chahine

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 149.00

    The paper presents a research tool for studying semantic change and polysemy patterns in Russian adjectives and adverbs. It is based on a corpus analysis of high-freqency polysemous units. For each of them we describe the meanings it can have, assign to each meaning a corresponding taxonomic class, identify types of semantic shifts between individual... more...

  • A Frequency Dictionary of Russianby Serge Sharoff; Elena Umanskaya; James Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    A Frequency Dictionary of Russian is an invaluable tool for all learners of Russian, providing a list of the 5,000 most frequently used words in the language and the 300 most frequent multiword constructions. The dictionary is based on data from a 150-million-word internet corpus taken from more than 75,000 webpages and covering a range... more...

  • Karaoke Cultureby Dubravka Ugresic; David Williams; Ellen Elias-Bursac; Celia Hawkesworth

    Open Letter 2011; US$ 9.99

    Finalist for the NBCC Award in Criticism, this collection is riotous, especially the piece about smashing a minibar. more...

  • Home Firesby Donald Katz

    Rare Bird Books 2014; US$ 6.99

    Home Fires is the powerful saga of the Gordon family-real people, names unchanged. Spanning nearly five decades, from the end of World War II to the early 1990s, their story has the scope, depth, wealth of incident, and emotional intensity of a great novel, and an abundance of humor, scandal, warmth, and trauma. A masterful chronicle of the turbulent... more...