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From Silence to Voice

by Paola Della Valle

Before the 1970s, Maori existed in New Zealand literature as figures created by Pakeha writers. The Maori renaissance of the 1970s changed all that. Fiction writers led by Ihimaera and Grace challenged earlier...


Linguistic modality in Shakespeare Troilus and Cressida: A casa study

by Iolanda Plescia

Questo saggio è una originale applicazione di nozioni linguistiche e storico-linguistiche allo shakespeariano Troilus and Cressida. La ricognizione che troviamo nel case study prescelto conduce ad una approfondita...


Japanese Hieroglossia

by Jean-Noël Robert & Liz Libbrecht

At a very early stage, Japanese civilization asserted itself in a relationship of “linguistic competition” with Chinese, in both the religious, the literary, and the intellectual spheres. This cultural symbiosis...


ZOUNDS!

by Mark Dunn & Sergio Aragones

From Geronimo! to gesundheit to haminahamina to holy mackerel, and from abracadabra to zoinks, Mark Dunn and Sergio Aragonés show you interjections like you've never seen them before.

Often thought of as unnecessary...


Women as Translators in Early Modern England

by Deborah Uman

This book considers both the practice and representation of translation in works penned by early modern women including Margaret Tyler, Mary Sidney Herbert, Anne Lock, Katherine Philips, and Aphra Behn.


The Language Wars

by Henry Hitchings

The English language is a battlefield. Since the age of Shakespeare, arguments over correct usage have been bitter, and have always really been about contesting values-morality, politics, and class. The Language...


The Secret Life of Words

John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2008

by Henry Hitchings

Words are essential to our everyday lives. An average person spends his or her day enveloped in conversations, e-mails, phone calls, text messages, directions, headlines, and more. But how often do we stop to...


Shallow Equality and Symbolic Jurisprudence in Multilingual Legal Orders

by Janny H.C. Leung

What challenges face jurisdictions that attempt to conduct law in two or more languages? How does choosing a legal language affect the way in which justice is delivered? Answers to these questions are vital...


Babel

by Gaston Dorren

English is the world language, except that most of the world doesn’t speak it—only one in five people does. Dorren calculates that to speak fluently with half of the world’s 7.4 billion people in their...


A Multilingual Nation

by Rita Kothari

How does India live through the oddity of being both a nation and multilingual? Is multilingualism in India to be understood as a neatly laid set of discrete languages or a criss-crossing of languages that runs...


Constructing Feminine to Mean

by Abdelkader Fassi Fehri

Linguistic gender is a complex and amazing category that has puzzled and still puzzles theoretical linguists, typologists, philosophers, cognitive scientists, didacticians, as well as scholars of anthropology,...


Tongues of Fire

by Nancy Farriss

In Tongues of Fire, Nancy Farriss investigates the role of language and translation in the creation of Mexican Christianity during the first centuries of colonial rule. Spanish missionaries collaborated with...


The Oxford Handbook of Persian Linguistics

by Anousha Sedighi & Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi

This handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the field of Persian linguistics, discusses its development, and captures critical accounts of cutting edge research within its major subfields, as well as outlining...


The Oxford Handbook of Endangered Languages

by Kenneth L. Rehg & Lyle Campbell

The endangered languages crisis is widely acknowledged among scholars who deal with languages and indigenous peoples as one of the most pressing problems facing humanity, posing moral, practical, and scientific...


Teachers’ Guide to ‘A Magdalen Islands Alphabet’

by Roma Turnbull

A Magdalen Islands Alphabet is designed for implementation in various ways across the curriculum. The book is colorful, with a consistent format, a strong visual appeal, and the layout is easy to follow. Its...


Cloth as Metaphor: (Re)Reading the Adinkra Cloth

by G. F. Kojo Arthur

Adinkra symbols visually integrate striking aesthetic power, evocative language, mathematical structures and philosophical concepts. The book views the Adinkra cloth symbols as a writing system. It develops...


How Do You Spell Ruzevelt?

by Thomas K. Black Iii & Marsha E. Ackermann

Much was at stake in early America as its people struggled to use an evolving language to meet the challenge of new political, economic, and social arrangements. It should come as no surprise, then, that language...


The Liverpool English Dictionary

by Tony Crowley

Know someone with an antwacky stem-winder? Heard the Band of Hope Street? Ever been on a vinegar trip? Do you jangle? Ever met a Cunard yank in the Dingle? Could you pay for a dodger with a joey? Have you heard...


Religion, Language, and the Human Mind

by Paul Chilton & Monika Kopytowska

What is religion? How does it work? Many natural abilities of the human mind are involved, and crucial among them is the ability to use language. This volume brings together research from linguistics, cognitive...


Linguistic Mysteries of Ethnonyms in Inner Asia

by Penglin Wang

In Linguistic Mysteries of Ethnonyms in Inner Asia, Penglin Wang focuses on semantics as a central theme in onomastics and strives to unravel the origin and meaning of a series of influential ethnonyms such...