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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

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...

Diversity and Rabbinization

by Gavin McDowell, Ron Naiweld & Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra

This volume contains Hebrew and Syriac text. Please, check that your e-reader supports texts set in left-to-right direction before purchasing the epub and azw3 editions of the book.

This volume is dedicated...

The Early Modern Travels of Manchu

by Marten Soderblom Saarela

A linguistic and historical study of the Manchu script in the early modern world

Manchu was a language first written down as part of the Qing state-building project in Northeast Asia in the early seventeenth...

The Early Modern Travels of Manchu

by Marten Soderblom Saarela

A linguistic and historical study of the Manchu script in the early modern world

Manchu was a language first written down as part of the Qing state-building project in Northeast Asia in the early seventeenth...


by Brandon Cook

Salut! Prost! Skål! Na zdrave! Tagay!

No matter what country you clink glasses in, everyone has a word for cheers. In Cheers! Around the World in 80 Toasts, Brandon Cook takes readers on a whirlwind trip through...

A Catalogue of Manuscripts Known to Contain Old English Dry-Point Glosses

by Dieter Studer-Joho

While quill and ink were the writing implements of choice in the Anglo-Saxon scriptorium, other colouring and non-colouring writing implements were in active use, too. The stylus, among them, was used on an...

A Companion to Chomsky

by Nicholas Allott, Terje Lohndal & Georges Rey


Widely considered to be one of the most important public intellectuals of our time, Noam ­Chomsky has revolutionized modern linguistics. His thought has had a profound impact upon the...

Unexpressed Subjects in English

by Amy M. Lindstrom

Unexpressed Subjects in English: An Empirical Analysis of Narrative and Conversational Discourse challenges previous assumptions of what is grammatically possible in English through an examination of contexts...

Skepticism and Language in Early Modern Philosophy

by Danilo Marcondes

Danilo Marcondes argues that, contrary to a traditional view maintaining that language is not given any central role in early modern philosophy, an “early linguistic turn” in the seventeenth century opened...

Sicilian Elements in Andrea Camilleri's Narrative Language

by Cinzia Russi

Sicilian Elements in Andrea Camilleri’s Narrative Language examines Camilleri’s unique linguistic repertoire and techniques over his career as a novelist. It focuses on the intensification of Sicilian linguistic...

Rewriting Language

by Christiane Luck

Inclusive language remains a hot topic. Despite decades of empirical evidence and revisions of formal language use, many inclusive adaptations of English and German continue to be ignored or contested. But how...

Norse in the North Atlantic

by Ryan Sines

Horned helmets. Pirates. Murderers. The Vikings are often depicted as fierce invaders who straddle the line between barbarians and civilized people. However, the Norse spread throughout Europe and Asia during...

Interjections and Other Parts of Speech

by Alan Reed Libert

The boundaries between word classes are often fuzzy. This book looks at the classification of interjections and similar words of other classes. It reviews work done over the past 250 years on several languages,...

Representing Chinese-Caucasian Romance in Twentieth-Century Anglophone Literature

by Shu Zeng

Against the modern cult for transnational love and mixed-blood babies, this book brings readers to revisit the prolonged anxieties over the mixing of races and the complexities underpinning the literary representation...

The Evolution of Human Consciousness and Linguistic Behavior

by Karen A. Haworth & Terry J. Prewitt

Drawing from the disciplines of cognitive science, Paleolithic anthropology, art history, and semiotics, Karen A. Haworth and Terry J. Prewitt offer a novel discussion of the origins of language, based primarily...

Babbling Barbarians: How Translators Keep Us Civilized - A Conversation with David Bellos

by Howard Burton

Ever heard people say things like, ?A translation is no substitute for the original? or ?Humour can?t be translated into another language?? In this thought-provoking book, based on an in-depth filmed conversation...

Nominal Arguments and Language Variation

by Li Julie Jiang

Nominal Arguments in Language Variation investigates nominal arguments in classifier languages, refuting the long-held claim that classifier languages do not have overt article determiners. Li Julie Jiang brings...

The Oxford Handbook of African Languages

by Rainer Vossen & Gerrit J. Dimmendaal

This book provides a comprehensive overview of current research in African languages, drawing on insights from anthropological linguistics, typology, historical and comparative linguistics, and sociolinguistics....