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  1. Voices of Our Ancestors

    Offers the linguistic history of South Carolina. Examining how South Carolinians spoke in public and private, this title shows how they developed a common culture while honoring as best they could the heritages and tongues of their ancestors. It focuses on the development of the Gullah language among the coastal African American peoples. Learn More
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  2. Choosing Yiddish

    Yiddish Hip Hop, a nineteenth-century “Hasidic Slasher,” obscure Yiddish writers, and immigrant Jewish newspapers in Buenos Aires, Paris, and New York are just a few of the topics featured in Choosing Yiddish. The editors have gathered a diverse and richly layered collection of essays that demonstrates the currency of Yiddish scholarship in academia today. Learn More
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  3. The Broadview Pocket Glossary of Literary Terms

    This compact guide brings together entries from the glossaries of a variety of different Broadview publications–including The Broadview Anthology of British Literature and The Broadview Anthology of Short Fiction–and adds a number of new entries. The result is a volume packed with concise definitions of a wide variety of terms commonly used in academic discussions of poetry, fiction, drama, rhetoric and literary theory. Learn More
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  4. Writing Blue Highways

    The story behind the writing of the best-selling Blue Highways is as fascinating as the epic trip itself. More than thirty years after his 14,000-mile, 38-state journey, William Least Heat-Moon reflects on the four years he spent capturing the lessons of the road trip on paper - his composition process, the drafts and revisions, the string of rejections by publishers, the strains on his relationships, and many other aspects of the toil that went into writing his first book. Learn More
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  5. Revolutionary Roots of Modern Yiddish, 1903-1917

    At the beginning of the twentieth century, Yiddish was widely viewed as a corrupt form of German that Jews had to abandon if they hoped to engage in intellectual, cultural, or political work. Yet, by 1917 it was the dominant language of the Russian Jewish press. This title investigates how this change in status occurred. Learn More
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  6. Calunga and the Legacy of an African Language in Brazil

    Steven Byrd's study provides a comprehensive linguistic description of Calunga based on two years of interviews with speakers of the language. He examines its history and historical context as well as its linguistic context, its sociolinguistic profile, and its lexical and grammatical outlines. Learn More
    £43.50

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  7. Studies in Language and Literature

    This volume is the sesquicentennial issue of the journal Studies in Philology, published by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This journal established a national reputation for the university as a centre for sound humanistic scholarship, and it is now recognised internationally as one of the leading journals in the field. Originally published in 1945. Learn More
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  8. Inuit Languages & Dialects

    This is a staggering Pan-Arctic study of linguistic and dialectal differences, from Alaska to the Canadian Arctic to Greenland. Learn More
    £22.50

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  9. Language in Inuit Society

    A study of sociolinguistics and the sociology of language in Inuit society. Dorais describes the role of language in Inuit society, in relation to both of its linguistic and sociological dimensions. Learn More
    £18.50

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  10. Our Language, Our Leadership

    My hope is that this book ignites a lively discussion on Inuktut. Protecting and enhancing a language in the face of globalization seems like an impossible task. Yet, I envision a place where the mother tongue is Inuktut and children have the opportunity, as I did, to learn about themselves by listening to and speaking it." - The Honourable Paul Okalik, Nunavut Minister of Culture and Heritage Learn More
    £14.95

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  11. The Truth about Language

    From God to Noam Chomsky, many have suggested that language arose suddenly in a way that cannot be explained through ordinary evolutionary processes. Michael Corballis argues otherwise. He uncovers the precursors of language in the ability of mice and other animals to engage in "mental time travel". Learn More
    £36.95

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  12. Phonemes, Graphemes and Democracy

    Provides comprehensive guidelines on important aspects of isiXhosa orthography such as word division, spelling and capitalisation. However, the authors' primary focus is on those challenging areas of standardisation which have not yet been attended to. Learn More
    £16.95

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  13. A Dictionary of Ch'orti' Mayan–Spanish–English

    Of extant languages, Ch'orti' Mayan is the closest to ancient Maya hieroglyphic script, but it is a language that is decreasing in usage. From gathered over many years, Kerry Hull has created the largest and most complete Ch'orti' Mayan dictionary to date. With nearly 9,000 entries, this trilingual dictionary of Ch'orti', Spanish, and English preserves ancient words and concepts that were vital to this culture in the past. Learn More
    £79.50

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