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  • A Minimalist Approach to Scramblingby Simin Karimi

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 210.00

    The architecture of the human language faculty has been one of the main foci of the linguistic research of the last half century. This branch of linguistics, broadly known as Generative Grammar, is concerned with the formulation of explanatory formal accounts of linguistic phenomena with the ulterior goal of gaining insight into the properties... more...

  • The Case of Rhyme versus Reasonby Robert C. McKinney

    BRILL 2004; US$ 249.00

    This book examines the life and times and poetry of the extremely prolific and versatile ‘Abbasid poet Ibn al-Rumi (d. 283/896). Particular attention is devoted to tracing the influences in his distinctive poetic style and themes. more...

  • The Bijak of Kabirby Linda Hess; Shukdev Singh

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 39.99

    Kabir was an extraordinary oral poet whose works have been sung and recited by millions throughout North India for half a millennium. He may have been illiterate and he preached an abrasive, sometimes shocking, always uncompromising message that exhorted his audience to shed their delusions, pretentions, and empty orthodoxies in favor of an intense,... more...

  • Singing to the Goddessby Rachel Fell McDermott

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 57.99

    This vibrant collection presents 145 brief Bengali lyric poems dedicated to the Hindu goddesses Kali and Uma. These poems--many of which are presented here for the first time in English translation--were written from the early eighteenth century up to the contemporary period. They represent the unique Bengali tradition of goddess worship (Saktism)... more...

  • The Syntax of Negation and the Licensing of Negative Polarity Items in Hindiby Rajesh Kumar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This books studies syntax of NPIs and their interaction with sentential negatives in Hindi. It outlines the clause structure of Hindi and locates the syntactic position of sentential negatives as well as constituent negatives within the structure. It is argued that sentential negative in Hindi negation marker heads its own maximal projection, NegP,... more...

  • The Slaying of Meghanadaby Michael Madhusudan Datta; Clinton B. Seely

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 92.99

    "The poem is rising into splendid popularity. Some say it is better than Milton-but that is all bosh-nothing can be better than Milton; many say it licks Kalidasa; I have no objection to that. I don't think it impossible to equal Virgil, Kalidasa, and Tasso." Michael Madhusudan Datta wrote this in a letter to a friend about his verse narrative, The... more...

  • Urdu/Hindiby Abdul Jamil Khan

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 39.95

    Divide and Rule: the British imperial authorities in India declared that the Urdu spoken by the Muslims and the Hindi spoken by the Hindus were two distinct languages, but linguistic evolution theory and studies in fossil linguistics of the Middle East sh more...

  • Handbook of Twentieth-Century Literatures of Indiaby Nalini Natarajan

    Greenwood Publishing Group 1996; US$ 132.00

    India has a rich literary assemblage, produced by its different regional traditions, religious faiths, ethnic subcultures and linguistic groups. Published literature of the 20th-century is the focus of this book as it represents the provocative conjuncture of the transitions of Indian modernity. more...

  • Markedness and Language Changeby Viktor Elšik; Yaron Matras

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00

    The series is a platform for contributions of all kinds to this rapidly developing field. General problems are studied from the perspective of individual languages, language families, language groups, or language samples. Conclusions are the result of a deepened study of empirical data. Special emphasis is given to little-known languages, whose analysis... more...

  • Dictionaryby Claus Peter Zoller

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 280.00

    Indus Kohistani is a major language of the Dardic group of Indo-Aryan languages. It is spoken in North Pakistan along the west bank of the Indus. The Dardic languages are - in the words of the eminent linguist R.L. Turner - linguistically of great interest. They are of crucial importance for our understanding of the early stages of Indo-Aryan... more...