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  • Early Child Cantoneseby Shek Tse; Hui Li

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00

    Language acquisition is a human endeavor par excellence. As children, all human beings learn to understand and speak at least one language: their mother tongue. It is a process that seems to take place without any obvious effort. Second language learning, particularly among adults, causes more difficulty. The purpose of this series is... more...

  • Studies in Turkish Linguisticsby Dan I. Slobin; Karl Zimmer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 69.00

    Turkish is a member of the Turkic family of languages, which extends over a vast area in southern and eastern Siberia and adjacent portions of Iran, Afganistan, and China. Turkic, in turn, belongs to the Altaic family of languages. This book deals with the morphological and syntactic, semantic and discourse-based, synchronic and diachronic aspects... more...

  • Tamil Love Poetryby Martha Ann Selby

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    Dating from the early decades of the third century C.E., the Ainkurunuru is believed to be the earliest anthology of classical Tamil love poetry and known to be a work of enduring importance. Commissioned by a Cera-dynasty king and composed by five masterful poets, the anthology renders the five landscapes of reciprocal love distinctive to the genre:... more...

  • The Hmong Language in Wisconsinby Susan Meredith Burt

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 149.95

    This work demonstrates the change in how speakers use language to request, thank, and perform other interpersonal verbal tasks in Hmong, an immigrant language now spoken in Wisconsin, Minnesota and California, as well as in its native Laos. Since the changes that have taken place in Hmong follow directly from the language's extended contact with... more...

  • Mongolianby Juha A. Janhunen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 49.95

    Mongolian is the principal language spoken by some five million ethnic Mongols living in Outer and Inner Mongolia, as well as in adjacent parts of Russia and China. The spoken language is divided into a number of mutually intelligible dialects, while for writing two separate written languages are used: Cyrillic Khalkha in Outer Mongolia (the Republic... more...

  • The Cambodian Version of the Ramayanaby Kuoch Haksrea; Jeanne Jacob; Reamker (Ramakerti) Reamker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Published in the year 2004, The Cambodian Version of the Ramayana is a valuable contribution to the field of Asian Studies. more...

  • Developing Writing Skills in Chineseby Boping Yuan; Kan Qian

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95

    Developing Writing Skills in Chinese has been devised for post-intermediate students who need to write Chinese in the course of their life, work or study. Each unit covers a specific style of writing and is reinforced with a rich selection of model texts. All texts are followed by supporting notes examining the formats, styles, grammar structures... more...

  • Numeral Classifiers in Chineseby XuPing Li

    De Gruyter Mouton 2013; US$ 149.99

    The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. The series considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language... more...

  • Routledge Course In Modern Mandarin Chinese Level 2 (Simplified)by Claudia Ross; Pei-Chia Chen; Baozhang He; Meng Yeh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 85.95

    The Routledge Course in Mandarin Chinese is a two-year undergraduate course for students with no prior background in Chinese study. Designed to build a strong foundation in both the spoken and written language it develops all the basic skills such as pronunciation, character writing, word use and structures, while placing strong emphasis on the development... more...

  • The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chineseby Claudia Ross; Baozhang He; Pei-chia Chen; Meng Yeh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95

     The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese is a two-year undergraduate course for students with no prior background in Chinese study which takes students from complete beginner to post-intermediate level. Designed to build a strong foundation in both the spoken and written language it develops all the basic skills such as pronunciation,... more...