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Afghan Folktales from Herat:

Persian Texts in Transcription and Translation
Youli Ioannesyan
ISBN: 9781604976526

There is no similar published work in English on this particular Persian dialect and its oral literature. Based on academically informed fieldwork and presented in a scientific fashion, this study provides information previously unavailable and is thus valuable to the academic discourse in Iranian linguistics. The book helpfully provides a grammatical introduction to the Herati dialect, a glossary of dialectal and common words, as well as approximately 500 explanatory notes. Read More..

Africans in China:

A Sociocultural Study and Its Implications for Africa-China Relations
Adams Bodomo
ISBN: 9781604977905

"The issues covered in this book are remarkable. The lucidity and ease with which the narrative runs is masterly. Bodomo expresses himself and raises issues with simplicity and analytical candour and offers a picture of Africans in contemporary China ... Sound and mutually beneficial Afro-Chinese relations are matters of strategic interest to both Africans and Chinese. This book provides an open window on to these realities." - Kwesi Kwaa Prah, Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) Read More..

The Bilingual Acquisition of English and Mandarin:

Chinese Children in Australia
Ruying Qi
ISBN: 9781604977745

“A detailed, fascinating account of Mandarin-English bilingual first language acquisition that not only provides rich and unique empirical data but also addresses a range of theoretical and methodological questions that are central to the study of language acquisition, bilingualism, and child development. It will no doubt become a key reference ...” – Professor Li Wei, University of London Read More..

The Crimsoned Hills of Onondaga:

Romantic Antiquarians and the Euro-American Invention of Native American Prehistory
De Villo Sloan
ISBN: 9781604975031

In this highly unique and beautifully written book, Professor De Villo Sloan applies literary analysis to antiquarian writing––a body of work most often associated with the history of archaeology. Read More..

Discourse and the Non-Native English Speaker

Michael Cribb
ISBN: 9781604976571

This book is a timely study into the nature of extended discourse and the problems that non-native speakers have in constructing this. It specifically focuses on discourse that is multi-propositional, that is, extended turns and monologues, and analyses this for breaks in coherence and comprehensibility brought about by miscues in semantic and pragmatic features at the discourse level. This book will be of interest to applied linguistics and English-language teaching practitioners around the world as well as academics involved in the testing of spoken English. Read More..

Infected Korean Language, Purity versus Hybridity:

From the Sinographic Cosmopolis to Japanese Colonialism to Global English
Koh Jongsok and Ross King
ISBN: 9781604978711

“This is wonderful work in an overlooked area. The scholarship is brilliant, innovative, and highly specialized––one must be well prepared in modern Korean, premodern Korean, and Chinese to undertake such a work. This is a real masterpiece!” - Mark Arlen Peterson, Brigham Young University Read More..

Language and Gender in the Military:

Honorifics, Narrative, and Ideology in Air Force Talk
Edith A. Disler
ISBN: 9781604975383

In this landmark book, the author opens the door to considerations of power, gender dynamics, and language and ideology in a community that has not yet been studied using the techniques of discourse analysis. Read More..

Learning Japanese as a Second Language:

A Processability Perspective
Satomi Kawaguchi
ISBN: 9781604976854

"The first in-depth study of Japanese as a second language (l2) within the framework of PT [Processability Theory] ... an excellent guide to understanding PT ... well organized book ... highly recommended not only to Japanese language professionals but also to those who are keen on enhancing their knowledge on the mechanisms of language acquistion." - Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching Read More..

Talking Oneself Sober:

The Discourse of Alcoholics Anonymous
Seán O’Halloran
ISBN: 9781604975529

The first book on AA discourse reveals truth of AA. This book is the first to deal comprehensively with the spoken discourse of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), particularly within AA meetings. These meetings are generally not easily accessible to researchers, but they are AA’s central defining activity and provide the forum through which it operates. To understand what happens in AA meetings is to begin to understand AA. Read More..

Translation Zones in Modern China:

Authoritarian Command Versus Gift Exchange
Bonnie S. McDougall
ISBN: 9781604977462

"The signal contribution this book makes is to our understanding of the sociology of translation in a specific Chinese institution at a specific moment in history and, more broadly, of the varieties of translational experiences that are historically possible. ... It’s a timely book, and should be read widely.” —MCLC Read More..

 

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