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  • The Bear and the Paving Stoneby Toshiyuki Horie; Geraint Howells

    Pushkin Press 2018; US$ 8.99

    Winner of the prestigious Akutagawa Prize, three dream-like tales of memory and war Visiting a friend in the French countryside, a man finds himself cast into the quandaries of historical whim, religious identity, and seeing without sight; a walk along the seashore, upon the anniversary of a death, becomes a reverie on building sandcastles; and... more...

  • English Languageby Jonathan Culpeper; Paul Kerswill; Ruth Wodak; Anthony McEnery; Francis Katamba

    Macmillan Education UK 2018; US$ 45.23

    The second edition of this hugely successful textbook provides comprehensive coverage of a wide range of topics in theoretical and applied linguistics. Written by leading academics in the field, this text offers a firm grounding in linguistics and includes engaging insights into current research. It covers all the key areas of linguistic analysis,... more...

  • 15 Minute Germanby DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2018; Not Available

    The perfect book for anyone who wants to learn German fast and on-the-go, now with a free downloadable audio app for Apple and Android phones, enabling learners to hear words and phrases spoken by native German speakers. 12 themed chapters are broken down into 15-minute daily lessons, spanning a range of practical themes, from socialising to doing... more...

  • Inheritance and Innovation in a Colonial Languageby William Jennings; Stefan Pfänder

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 97.80

    This book takes a fresh approach to analysing how new languages are created, combining in-depth colonial history and empirical, usage-based linguistics. Focusing on a rarely studied language, the authors employ this dual methodology to reconstruct how multilingual individuals drew on their perception of Romance and West African languages to form French... more...

  • Complete Ancient Greekby Gavin Betts

    Hodder & Stoughton 2017; US$ 46.99

    Designed for complete beginners, and tested for years with real learners, Complete Ancient Greek offers a bridge from the textbook to the real world, enabling you to learn the grammar, understand the vocabulary and even how to translate the writings of Socrates and Homer. Structured around authentic material, placing an emphasis on the importance... more...

  • The Social and Political History of Southern Africa's Languagesby Tomasz Kamusella; Finex Ndhlovu

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 106.36

    This book is the first to offer an interdisciplinary and comprehensive reference work on the often-marginalised languages of southern Africa. The authors analyse a range of different concepts and questions, including language and sociality, social and political history, multilingual government, and educational policies. In doing so, they present significant... more...

  • Language as Identity in Colonial Indiaby Papia Sengupta

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 52.56

    This book is a systematic narrative, tracking the colonial language policies and acts responsible for the creation of a sense of “self-identity” and culminating in the evolution of nationalistic fervor in colonial India. British policy on language for administrative use and as a weapon to rule led to the parallel development of Indian vernaculars:... more...

  • Chinese Middle Constructionsby Jiajuan Xiong

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 106.36

    This book defines Chinese middle constructions as generic constructions, with their highest syntactically saturated argument always understood as an arbitrary one. This working definition sets “middle construction” apart from “middle voice” in that it can be instantiated by various constructions in Chinese. By scrutinizing these constructions in the... more...

  • Modern Languages Study Guides: Crónica de una muerte anunciadaby Sebastian Bianchi; Mike Thacker

    Hodder Education 2017; US$ 14.99

    Exam board: AQA & Edexcel Level: AS/A-level Subject: Modern Languages First Teaching: September 2016 First Exam: June 2017 Literature analysis made easy. Build your students' confidence in their language abilities and help them develop the skills needed to critique their chosen work: putting it into context, understanding the themes and... more...

  • Buddhism and Linguisticsby Manel Herat

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 52.56

    This edited collection brings linguistics into contact with a millennia of works by Buddhist scholars. Examining the Buddhist contemplative tradition and its extensive writings from an interdisciplinary perspective, the authors bridge the gap between such customs and human language. To do so, they provide chapters on linguistics, history, religious... more...