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  • Writing the Love of Boysby Jeffrey Angles

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 75.00

    Despite its centuries-long tradition of literary and artistic depictions of love between men, around the fin de siFcle Japanese culture began to portray same-sex desire as immoral. Writing the Love of Boys looks at the response to this mindset during the critical era of cultural ferment between the two world wars as a number of Japanese writers challenged... more...

  • History of Japanese Literatureby William George Aston

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99

    Professor Aston's A History of Japanese Literature has a permanent place on the bookshelves of all lovers of Japan. William George Aston, who pioneered in the translation of Japanese literature into English, made many original contributions to Japanese studies. His writing is fresh and informative. The periods reviewed range from the ancient... more...

  • Complex Sentence Constructions in Australian Languagesby Peter Austin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 69.00

    Over the past fifteen years, descriptions of Australian Aboriginal languages have provided important data for the typological study of morpho-syntactic phenomena. The present volume presents descriptions of complex sentence phenomena in ten Australian languages and provides important new material in this area of current concern in linguistics. Complex... more...

  • The SAGE Handbook of Modern Japanese Studiesby James D Babb

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 88.00

    A cutting edge and cross-disciplinary exploration of the broad field of Japanese Studies. An international team of experts explore land, history and culture, society, medicine, the economy, and politics and foreign relations. more...

  • Australian Aboriginal Grammar (RLE Linguistics F: World Linguistics)by Barry Blake

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    This study covers a number of topics that are prominent in the grammars of Australian Aboriginal languages, especially ergativity and manifestations of the hierarchy that runs from the speech-act participants down to inanimates. This hierarchy shows up in case marking, number marking and agreement, advancement and cross-referencing. Chapter 1 provides... more...

  • A Grammar of Bardiby Claire Bowern

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 174.99

    The series builds an extensive collection of high quality descriptions of languages around the world. Each volume offers a comprehensive grammatical description of a single language together with fully analyzed sample texts and, if appropriate, a word list and other relevant information which is available on the language in question. There... more...

  • Australian Languagesby Claire Bowern; Harold Koch

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 188.00

    This book addresses controversial issues in the application of the comparative method to the languages of Australia which have recently come to international prominence. Are these languages ‘different’ in ways that challenge the fundamental assumptions of historical linguistics? Can subgrouping be successfully undertaken using the Comparative Method?... more...

  • Shock and Naturalization in Contemporary Japanese Literatureby Carl Cassegård

    BRILL 2007; US$ 105.00

    This study introduces the concepts of naturalization and naturalized modernity, and uses them as tools for understanding the way modernity has been experienced and portrayed in Japanese literature since the end of the Second World War. more...

  • The Ethics of Aesthetics in Japanese Cinema and Literatureby Nina Cornyetz

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This is an innovative, scholarly and original study of the ethics of modern Japanese aesthetics from the 1930s, through the Second World War and into the post-war period. Nina Cornyetz embarks on new and unprecedented readings of some of the most significant literary and film texts of the Japanese canon, for instance works by Kawabata Yasunari, Mishima... more...

  • Australian Languagesby R. M. W. Dixon

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 103.00

    Professor Dixon presents a comprehensive study of the indigenous languages of Australia. more...