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  • Diachronic Perspectives and Synchronic Variation in Southern Min

    1st Edition

    Edited by Chinfa Lien, Alain Peyraube

    Diachronic Perspectives and Synchronic Variation in Southern Min aims to address a range of grammatical phenomena in Southern Min. The Sinitic languages show divergence not only in phonology but also in grammar. Together with Hakka, Yue and part of Wu, Min forms the two major Southern groups of…

    Hardback – 2020-03-15 
    Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

  • Strategies for Growing and Enhancing University-Level Japanese Programs

    1st Edition

    By Fumie Kato

    Edited by Ryan E. Spring

    Strategies for Growing and Enhancing University-Level Japanese Programs offers foreign language program managers and directors, as well as teachers of less commonly taught languages, the insights and proven practical actions they can take to enhance and grow their language programs. Using the…

    Paperback – 2020-03-05 

  • Language in Indenture

    A Sociolinguistic History of Bhojpuri-Hindi in South Africa, 1st Edition

    By Rajend Mesthrie

    Originally published in 1991. The transplantation of thousands of Indian workers to South Africa under indenture between 1860 and 1911 was a political act with far-reaching consequences for their linguistic traditions. In this book, the history of one of these Indic languages, Bhojpuri, and its…

    Paperback – 2020-03-01 
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociolinguistics

  • Reading Hindi: Novice to Intermediate

    1st Edition

    By Kusum Knapczyk, Peter Knapczyk

    Reading Hindi: Novice to Intermediate is an innovative collection of graded readings that are both accessible in language and engaging in content, specifically designed for adult learners of Hindi. Ideal for those just starting out in Hindi, the texts provide culturally rich content written in…

    Paperback – 2020-02-26 

  • Korean Morphosyntax: Focusing on Clitics and Their Roles in Syntax

    1st Edition

    By Hee-Rahk Chae

    Korean Morphosyntax: Focusing on Clitics and Their Roles in Syntax presents a theory-neutral comprehensive analysis of Korean morphosyntax for advanced students and scholars of Korean language and linguistics. This book focuses on the morphosyntactic status of particles in Korean and highlights…

    Hardback – 2020-02-15 

  • Chinese for Working Professionals

    A Textbook for Intermediate-High to Advanced Learners, 1st Edition

    By Yi Zhou, Haidan Wang

    Chinese for Working Professionals is for learners who intend to use Chinese in a multinational global workplace. It has eight thematic units focusing on developing learners’ transferrable skills in addition to expanding the cross-cultural competences required in a real-world work-place. Key…

    Paperback – 2020-01-03 

  • The Dravidian Languages

    2nd Edition

    By Sanford B. Steever

    The Dravidian language family is the world's fourth largest with nearly 250 million speakers across South Asia from Pakistan to Nepal, from Bangladesh to Sri Lanka. This authoritative reference source provides a unique description of the languages, covering their grammatical structure and…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge Language Family Series

  • The Routledge Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sin-wai Chan

    The Routledge Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Culture offers an in-depth discussion of cultural aspects of China from the ancient period to the pre-modern era, lasting over five thousand years, comprised of 7000 word pieces by over 20 world-leading academics and experts. Addressing areas such…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 

  • Language Policy in Superdiverse Indonesia

    1st Edition

    By Subhan Zein

    Indonesia has an extreme diversity of linguistic wealth, with 707 languages by one count, or 731 languages and more than 1,100 dialects in another estimate, spoken by more than 1,300 ethnicities spread across 17,504 islands in the archipelago. Smaller, locally used indigenous languages jostle for…

    Hardback – 2019-12-06 
    Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

  • Reading Japan

    1st Edition

    By Teresa Castelvetere, Lidia Tanaka

    Reading Japan offers the student readings on geopolitics, education, language, Japanese-ness and ethnicity, gender and history, with the dual aims of broadening students’ understanding of Japan and of providing opportunities to read authentic Japanese texts. Each chapter contains an essay in…

    Paperback – 2019-11-22 

  • The Korean Verb - Structured and Complete

    1st Edition

    By Dick Grune, Seongyeon Cho

    The Korean Verb - Structured and Complete provides an in-depth, systematic, and structured presentation of the Korean verb and its verb forms, a notoriously complex area for learners of the language. The book presents learners with a method that simplifies the forming and understanding of Korean…

    Hardback – 2019-11-22 

  • A Cultural Dictionary of The Chinese Language

    500 Proverbs, Idioms and Maxims, 1st Edition

    By Liwei Jiao

    A Cultural Dictionary of the Chinese Language introduces the 500 most important cultural traits of the Chinese as reflected in language use, especially in Chinese idioms, chengyu, proverbs and colloquial expressions, suyu. Communicative competence, the ultimate goal of language learning, consists…

    Paperback – 2019-11-21 

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