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Items in Modern Languages and Literature that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 90 days.


  • Complexity in Polish phonotactics : on features, weights, rankings and preferences / Paula Orzechowska
    PG 6135 O79 2019eb

  • Children's literature and transnational knowledge in modern China : education, religion, and childhood / Shih-Wen Sue Chen
    PL2449

  • Postmodern parody in Latin American literature : the paradox of ideological construction and deconstruction / Helene Carol Weldt-Basson, editor
    PQ7081

  • The Cambridge companion to Dante's Commedia / edited by Zygmunt G. Baranski, Simon Gilson
    PQ 4390 C36 2019eb

  • Água viva / Clarice Lispector ; translated from the Portuguese by Stefan Tobler ; introduction by Benjamin Moser ; edited by Benjamin Moser
    PQ 9697 L585 A7813 2012
    A meditation on the nature of life and time,Água Viva (1973) shows Lispector discovering a new means of writing about herself, more deeply transforming her individual experience into a universal poetry. In a body of work as emotionally powerful, formally innovative, and philosophically profound as Clarice Lispector's,Água Viva stands out as a particular triumph.

  • PIAZZA / Donatella Melucci, Elissa Tognozzi
    PC 1129 M44 2020
    MindTap for Melucci/Tognozzi's Piazza, 2nd edition helps you learn on your terms.

  • The Persianate world : the frontiers of a Eurasian lingua franca / edited by Nile Green
    PK 6225 P48 2019
    A free open access ebook is available upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org .

    Persian is one of the great lingua francas of world history. Yet despite its recognition as a shared language across the Islamic world and beyond, its scope, impact, and mechanisms remain underexplored. A world historical inquiry into pre-modern cosmopolitanism, The Persianate World traces the reach and limits of Persian as a Eurasian language in a comprehensive survey of its geographical, literary, and social frontiers. From Siberia to Southeast Asia, and between London and Beijing, this book shows how Persian gained, maintained, and finally surrendered its status to imperial and vernacular competitors. Fourteen essays trace Persian's interactions with Bengali, Chinese, Turkic, Punjabi, and other languages to identify the forces that extended "Persographia," the domain of written Persian. Spanning the ages of expansion and contraction, The Persianate World offers a critical survey of both the supports and constraints of one of history's key languages of global exchange.

  • Contributions of romance languages to current linguistic theory / Deborah L. Arteaga, editor
    PC201

  • The syntax and semantics of noun modifiers and the theory of universal grammar : a Korean perspective / Min-Joo Kim
    PL925.D47

  • Language Structure, Variation and Change : The Case of Old Spanish Syntax / Ian E. Mackenzie
    PC4361

  • María Zambrano's ontology of exile : expressive subjectivity / Karolina Enquist Källgren
    PQ 6647 A514 Z643 2019eb

  • La mise à l'essai du roman chez Robert Musil : une lecture interdiscursive / Walter Moser
    PT 2625 U8Z6 2018eb

  • Obras completas = complete works / Oliverio Girondo ; traducción de/translated by Hugh Hazelton
    PQ 7797 G535A2 2018
    Virtually unknown in the English-speaking world, Oliverio Girondo was a key figure in the Argentine avant-garde movement, a noted editor and an accomplished writer. He is considered one of the great poets of Latin America, but has only had portions of his work translated into English. This is the first volume of a two volume facing-page translation done by award-winning translator Hugh Hazelton. The first volume will consist of: Veinte poemas para ser leídos en el tranvía, Calcomanías, Membretes, Espantapájaros "Scarecrow" and Interlunio.

  • English-Tibetan dictionary of modern Tibetan / compiled by Melvyn C. Goldstein with Ngawangthondup Narkyid
    PL 3637 T52G65 1999

  • Kontakte : a communicative approach / Erwin Tschirner, Brigitte Nikolai
    PF 3112 T425 2017
    Kontakte continues to offer a truly communicative approach that supports functional proficiency, supported by the full suite of digital tools available in Connect German (now including LearnSmart®!). This proven Introductory German program maintains its commitment to meaningful communicative practice as well as extensive coverage of the 5 Cs and the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012. In its eighth edition, Kontakte has greatly expanded its digital offering: Connect German now contains the full scope of activities originating from both the white and blue pages of the student text and the Arbeitsbuch. Furthermore, the program now offers LearnSmart®, an adaptive learning program that helps students learn grammar and vocabulary more efficiently by tailoring the experience to individual student needs.·
    Communication in meaningful contexts: Students read and listen to comprehensible German and have ample opportunities to use it in interview, information-gap, role-play, autograph, writing,and other personalized activities that are theme-based. The video segments--Interviews and Perspektiven--feature interviews with a variety of speakers that allow students to hear authentic German in context. They provide models for talking about topics using authentic language, guiding students in communicating with one another. In the Connect activities for the student textbook and Arbeitsbuch,students can also take advantage of the audio and video live chat tool to communicate with their classmates online. In Connect German, students have full access to the digitally enhanced eBook, the online Arbeitsbuch activities, LearnSmart®,and all of the accompanying audio and video resources, giving them the ability to interact with the materials (and one other) as often as they wish.
    A solid theoretical foundation: Firmly grounded second-language acquisition research, Kontakte also supports the National Standards as outlined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. As presented in the Standards, the five Cs--Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons,and Communities--provide a framework for what students should know and be able to do as a result of their language study. The five Cs are present in countless ways throughout the program, particularly in the wealth of communicative activities and cultural content. Students are also encouraged to explore connections by linking their study of German with their own lives and other subjects of study, to make comparisons between their world and that of German-speaking people, and to learn about real-world German-speaking communities. Kontakte also integrates several modes of language, as described in the ACTFL Proficiency Descriptors.The activities, exercises, and tasks offer students a wide variety of opportunities for communication and interaction in interpersonal, interpretive,and presentational modes. For example,the many interviews in Kontakte require students to negotiate meaning and therefore reinforce the interpersonal mode of communication. The diversity of readings, whether literary, cultural, or encyclopedic, requires students to interpret information within context and apply it to new contexts.
    Tools for Digital Success: Connect German and LearnSmart®, McGraw-Hill''s digital teaching and learning environment allows students to engage in their course material via the devices they use every day.The digital tools available in the Connect German platform facilitate student progress by providing extensive opportunities to practice and hone their developing skills. These include online communicative activities, instant feedback, peer-editing writing tools, sophisticated reporting, and a complete eBook with embedded audio and video. LearnSmart® is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, to make your class time more engaging and effective.

  • No moonlight in my cup : Sinitic poetry (Kanshi) from the Japanese court, eighth to the twelfth centuries / edited and translated with introduction and commentaries by Judith N. Rabinovitch, Timothy R. Bradstock
    PL 3054.5 E5N66 2019eb

  • The syntax of the verb in classical Hebrew prose / Alviero Niccacci ; translated by W.G.E. Watson
    PJ 4645 N513 1990eb
    Syntax of verbs in Hebrew is fraught with problems. According to classic grammars, many Hebrew words can be translated by virtually all the finite tenses of modern languages. Such grammars include lengthy catalogs of special cases and rules for exceptional uses, which illustrate how difficult the problem of verb syntax is. In turn, translators select the equivalent tense of modern languages based more on their own interpretation than on the rules of Hebrew syntax itself. In this landmark study on the syntax of Hebrew verbs, Niccacci reexamines the fundamental linguistic categories of prose and provides a systematic classification of the forms and constructions of Hebrew verbs. A final chapter deals with tense in poetry.

  • Word order in Turkish / editor: A. Sumru Özsoy
    PL171

  • Computational and corpus approaches to Chinese language learning / Xiaofei Lu, Berlin Chen
    PL1074.85 .C66 2019eb

  • Second language literacy practices and language learning outside the classroom / Miho Inaba
    PL 519 I53 2019

    This book presents a comprehensive and detailed study of literacy practices and language use outside of the classroom by university students of Japanese. It investigates both tasks related to classes (e.g. homework and preparation for classes) and voluntary activities in the target language (e.g. watching TV and writing emails) and discusses how values, motivations and types of activities differ between the two contexts. It employs sociocultural perspectives to observe reading and writing activities within and under the influence of individual and social contexts, such as learner motives, peer networks and the language classroom, and contributes to the related research areas in the field of second language acquisition, such as motivation, autonomous language learning and language learning strategies.

    Crucially, the book not only documents out-of-class literacy activities, but also examines which teaching practices facilitate and promote such out-of-class language learning and use. It considers which literacy activities in the target language students undertake out-of-class, which factors encourage or discourage such out-of-class activity and how and with which tools they undertake these activities. As such the book provides guidance for classroom teaching and suggests that slight changes to teaching practices in the classroom may enhance autonomous learning outside the classroom.


  • Dictionnaire des emprunts ibéro-romans ; emprunts à l'arabe et aux langues du monde islamique / Federico Corriente, Christophe Pereira, Ángeles Vicente
    PC 307 A7C67 2019eb

    Lexical borrowing is the living proof of impact of languages and cultures on each other, even when there are ethnical or ideological differences darkening or preventing acknowledgment of these facts, not only by common people, but even by established scholars unable nevertheless to free themselves from feelings current in their milieus. This circumstance has not helped much with a thorough and minute evaluation of the impact of Arabic and related loanwords during the Middle Ages on the languages of Western Europe, although almost everybody knows that the so-called Arabo-Islamic culture, which is a handy and common misnomer, owes little to the Arabian Peninsula and even less to Islam as a religion, being a blend of Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Iranian, Indian and Greek-Latin heritages.

    A deeper acquaintance with those loanwords and semantic calques, obtainable from a reference work like this dictionary, will cast new light on the merits of civilisation in Islamic lands, in which illustrated princes learned how to separate ideology from science and power, following the way away from the Dark Ages towards Renaissance and Enlightenment.


  • Russian science grammar by A.G. Waring
    PG 2112 W3 1967

  • Three plays / Yevgeniy Shvarts ; with an introduction and notes by Avril Pyman ; illustrated by Kirill Sokolov
    PG3476.S5246
    Three Plays: Yevgeniy Shvarts

  • Yevtushenko poems / introduction by Yevgeny Yevtushenko ; authorized translation by Herbert Marshall
    PG 3476 E96A6 1966eb
    Yevtushenko Poems presents a compilation of poems by Yevgeny Yevtushenko, a Russian poet.
    This book shows Yevtushenko's literary style in writing novels, essays, dramas, and poetry. Comprised of 37 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the advantage of poetry over prose in its retentiveness. This text then discusses the characteristics of Yevtushenko's poems, which are varied in the means of substantiation and in their themes. Other chapters present the greatest of Yevtushenko's poems, which is epic in its size, length, and scope.
    This book is a valuable resource for teachers and students.

  • Los cabellos de Absalón / edited by Gwynne Edwards
    PQ 6282 C27 1973
    Calderon de la Barca: Los Cabellos de Absalon is a part of a small yet important body of genuinely tragic plays written by Pedro Calderon de la Barca, one of the greatest tragic dramatis of the Golden Age.
    The book begins with a short biography of the life of Pedro Calderon de la Barca and how it influenced his works. It also discusses his greatest works: Los Cabellos de Absalon - its comparison with La Venganza de Tamar; its interpretation; the text; summary of verse forms used; and select bibliography for further reading. The book also includes an untranslated Spanish version of the play itself.
    The text will appeal to literary experts and historians who want to learn more about the life of Pedro Calderon de la Barca, his work Los Cabellos de Absalon, its comparison to Tirso's La Venganza de Tamar, and the interpretation of his play.

  • The plays of Grillparzer / by George A. Wells
    PT 2272 W4 1969eb

    The Plays of Grillparzer presents a compilation of the works of Franz Grillparzer, a famous Austrian dramatist, with emphasis on the significant features of his dramatic technique. This book presents some generalizations about what characterizes his tragedies and makes them effective.

    Comprised of five chapters, this book starts with an overview of Grillparzer's two plays for the popular stage, namely, Die Ahnfrau (1897) and Der Traum ein Leben (1834). This text then reviews the characteristics of Grillparzer's Greek tragedies wherein he prefers direct action to narrative. Other chapters examine the classic spirit of his second poetic drama, Sappho, which is characterized as halfway between a tragedy of fate and a tragedy of character. The final chapter examines the characterization in Grillparzer's third play, Libussa, wherein he uses an unusual extent to explain a situation, or the speaker's plans and emotions.

    This book is a valuable resource for readers who are interested in Franz Grillparzer's works.


  • Lichtstreifen / [compiled by] Peter Willig
    PF 3117 W68 1973eb
    Lichtstreifen

  • A book of Russian idioms, illustrated / M.I. Dubrovin ; drawings by V.I. Tilman
    PG 2460 D83 1981eb
    A Book of Russian Idioms Illustrated highlights the role of Russian idioms in the historical development of the Russian language and how mastery of these idioms can bring about deeper understanding of the language.
    The book identifies the types of idioms that are discussed, and then states that phraseological fusions are word combinations whose meaning cannot be deduced from the meaning of their elements, while phraseological unities are word combinations whose meaning are partly dependent on the connotation of their individual words. The idioms are arranged alphabetically as units, and each entry is composed of a Russian idiom with its transliteration, literal translation, and explanation. English equivalents are also provided.
    The text underscores the use of pictures to depict the meaning of idioms and to illustrate their real meanings. The illustrations are presented in a humorous manner, showing the influence of humor in Russian idioms. The manuscript notes that Russian idioms are greatly of popular origin, hence they practically deal with human relations.
    The book is a vital reference for English speaking students of the Russian language who are familiar with the essentials of Russian grammar and basic Russian vocabulary.

  • Alexander Blok : selected poems / introduced and edited by Avril Pyman ; illustrated by Kirill Sokolov
    PG3453.B6

  • Spanish poetry of the Grupo Poético de 1927 / selection, introd., and notes by Geoffrey Connell
    PQ6187

  • Dialects of the Yiddish language : papers from the Second Annual Oxford Winter Symposium in Yiddish Language and Literature, 14-16 December 1986 / editor, Dovid Katz
    PJ 5111 O94 1986
    Modern research on dialects of the Yiddish language focuses in many instances upon Western Yiddish and the application of Yiddish dialectology to the study of older Yiddish and non-Yiddish monuments. The Second Oxford Winter Symposium on Yiddish Language and Literature reflects this trend and this collection of papers from the conference explores a wide range of contemporary research in the field.

  • Spanish drama of the golden age
    PQ 6105 W5 1969

  • Spanish American modernista poets a critical anthology, selected, with an introd. and notes, by Gordon Brotherston
    PQ 7084 B75 1968

  • Dvori︠a︡nskoe gnezdo / Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev ; edited with notes and a commentary by Patrick Waddington
    PG3420.D8
    Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev presents the distinct features of Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev's style and manner of composition. A biographical article of Turgenev includes an extensive bibliography of literary or historical memoirs that are listed by classification in order to guide readers.
    In the Notes section, vocabulary and inflections are provided. Background information is provided to better understand Turgenev in his 19th-century context. This book elucidates Turgenev's subject, the reason for his choosing it, and the contexts of its development in the form of a novel. This text also presents the Russian 19th-century literary works.
    This book is intended to be suitable for students who are interested in Turgenev's novels.

  • Selections from People, years, life [by] Ilya Ehrenburg
    PG 3476 E5Z5 1972

  • Forbidden colors / Yukio Mishima ; translated from the Japanese by Alfred H. Marks
    PL 833 I7 K5313 1970

  • The continuing silence of a poet : the collected stories of A.B. Yehoshua
    PJ 5054 Y42 1998
    This collection of ten short stories represents almost 30 years of the author's career, including some of his most popular works. The title story is about an ageing poet who cannot write as the times demand, but his mentally handicapped son can.

  • Tales from the Gulistân, or Rose-garden of the Sheikh Sa'di of Shirâz. Translated by Sir Richard Burton and illustrated by John Kettelwell
    PK 6541 G2 T3

  • Beyond human : vital materialisms in the Andean avant-gardes / Tara Daly
    PQ 7082 E97 D35 2019
    In the Andes, indigenous knowledge systems based on the relationships between different beings, both earthly and heavenly, animal and plant, have been central to the organization of knowledge since precolonial times. The legacies of colonialism and the continuance of indigenous cultures makes the Andes a unique place from which to think about art and social change as ongoing, and as encompassing more than an exclusively human perspective. Beyond Human revises established readings of the avant-gardes in Peru and Bolivia as humanizing and historical. By presenting fresh readings of canonical authors like César Vallejo, José María Arguedas, and Magda Portal and through analysis of newer artist-activists like Julieta Paredes, Mujeres Creando Comunidad , and Alejandra Dorado, Daly argues instead that avant-gardes complicate questions of agency and contribute to theoretical discussions on vital materialisms: the idea that life happens between animate and inanimate beings--human and non-human--and is made sensible through art.

    Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.

  • Argentina noir : new millennium crime novels in Buenos Aires / Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz
    PQ 7707 C74 S36 2019
    An engaging and insightful guide to Argentine crime fiction since 2000.


  • Frayed opus for strings & wind instruments : poems / Ulrikka S. Gernes ; translated into English by Per Brask & Patrick Friesen
    PT 8176.17 E72 F5613 2015

    The English translation of new work from a celebrated Danish poet.

    Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments is a collection of poems that zooms in and out of places and states of mind, from a lit bicycle shed in the back yard to a root canal in November, from a typhoon in Hong Kong to instincts astray in various Copenhagen neigbourhoods. Elegantly translated by Canadian collaborators Per Brask and Patrick Friesen, these dreamlike poems attempt, with honesty and humour, to fathom what it is to inhabit a specifically unspecific point in life--not to mention in the Universe.

    ...In my pocket I have
    the photo of the house, I have to stop continually, put
    the suitcases down, take the photo from my pocket
    and compare the house in the photo with the houses
    we pass. In this way seventeen years go by.
    --from Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments

    Praise for the work of Ulrikka S. Gernes: "...airy and abstract, like pinching smoke... risky and intriguing." --The Antigonish Review


  • Georg Forster : voyager, naturalist, revolutionary / Jürgen Goldstein ; translated by Anne Janusch
    PT 1865 F15 Z6613 2019
    "Marvelous. . . . Wonderfully imaginative. . . . Sparkling."-- Wall Street Journal

    "Stunning. . . . Read this book: in equal measure it will give you hope and trouble your dreams."--Laura Dassow Walls, author of Henry David Thoreau: A Life and Passage to Cosmos: Alexander von Humboldt's Shaping of America

    Georg Forster (1754-94) was in many ways self-taught and rarely had two cents to rub together, but he became one of the most dynamic figures of the Enlightenment: a brilliant writer, naturalist, explorer, illustrator, translator--and a revolutionary. Granted the extraordinary opportunity to sail around the world as part of Captain James Cook's fabled crew, Forster touched icebergs, walked the beaches of Tahiti, visited far-flung foreign nations, lived with purported cannibals, and crossed oceans and the equator. Forster recounted the journey in his 1777 book A Voyage Round the World , a work of travel and science that not only established Forster as one of the most accomplished stylists of the time--and led some to credit him as the inventor of the literary travel narrative--but also influenced other German trailblazers of scientific and literary writing, most notably Alexander von Humboldt. A superb essayist, Forster made lasting contributions to our scientific--and especially botanical and ornithological--knowledge of the South Seas.

    Having witnessed more egalitarian societies in the southern hemisphere, Forster returned after more than three years at sea to a monarchist Europe entering the era of revolution. When, following the French Revolution of 1789, French forces occupied the German city of Mainz, Forster became a leading political actor in the founding of the Republic of Mainz--the first democratic state on German soil.

    In an age of Kantian reason, Forster privileged experience. He claimed a deep connection between nature and reason, nature and politics, nature and revolution. His politics was radical in its understanding of revolution as a natural phenomenon, and in this often overlooked way his many facets--as voyager, naturalist, and revolutionary--were intertwined.

    Yet, in the constellation of the Enlightenment's trailblazing naturalists, scientists, political thinkers, and writers, Forster's star remains relatively dim today: the Republic of Mainz was crushed, and Forster died in exile in Paris. This book is the source of illumination that Forster's journey so greatly deserves. Tracing the arc of this unheralded polymath's short life, Georg Forster explores both his contributions to literature and science and the enduring relationship between nature and politics that threaded through his extraordinary four decades.

  • Oxford Arabic dictionary : Arabic-English · English-Arabic / chief editor Tressy Arts = Qāmūs Uksfūrd al-ʻArabī : ʻArabī-Injilīzī · Injilīzī-ʻArabī / raʼīsat al-taḥrīr Trīsī Arts
    PJ 6640 O92 2014
    Endorsed by academics worldwide, the Oxford Arabic Dictionary is the most authoritative English-Arabic / Arabic-English dictionary ever published. Based on real modern evidence and computational analysis of hundreds of millions of words of both English and Modern Standard Arabic (the standardized variety of Arabic used in writing and in most formal speech), the dictionary boasts more than 130,000 words and phrases and 200,000 translations. This up-to-date resource has been designed for both Arabic and English native speakers and includes the latest vocabulary from computing, business,the media, and the arts, across both languages. The organization and layout have been designed for maximum clarity and ease of use. The most commonly used sense of each word is shown first, helping you to identify and understand the correct meaning, and more than 70,000 real-life example phrases help you interpret meaning and usage accurately. All Arabic text is shown with vowels to aid the learner of Arabic in pronunciation and comprehension and the Arabic-English section of the dictionary is usefully organised by root, which are listed alphabetically. The dictionary is also packed with extra features including tables of Arabic verbs, Arabic numbers, dates, and years, and irregular English verbs. Produced using the unique dictionaryresources of Oxford University Press with an international team of expert advisors, the Oxford Arabic Dictionary is a ground-breaking work, essential for any serious student of Arabic and English, as well as academics, professionals, business people, teachers, and translators.Readership: Ideal for editors, translators, business people, teachers, academics, and students.

  • Farsi-English/English-Farsi (Persian) / A.M. Miandji
    PK 6379 M53 2003
    Farsi, also known as Persian, is the official language of Iran. This bilingual dictionary contains over 8000 total entries. It is for use by both native and Farsi speakers, and pronunciation and part of speech are indicated for each entry.

  • Farsi-English dictionary / by Reza Nazari & Jalal Daie
    PK 6379 N39 2017

    The Best Farsi - English Dictionary

    Designed for people interested in learning standard Persian, this comprehensive dictionary of the Farsi - English languages contains more than 12,000 entries and definitions as well as pronunciation guides, word types, Current phrases, slangs, idioms, scientific terms and other features.

    The Dictionary is fully updated with the latest lexical content. It's a unique database that offers the fullest, most accurate picture of the Farsi language today. Hundreds of new words cover technology, computing, ecology, and many other subjects.

    A comprehensive Farsi - English dictionary

    Fully updated with the latest lexical content

    Offers more than 12,000 Farsi entries

    A unique database that offers the fullest, most accurate picture of the Farsi language today Contains pronunciation guides, word types, slangs, idioms, scientific terms and other features Hundreds of new words cover technology, computing, ecology, and many other subjects.


    Ideal for self-study as well as for classroom usage. 


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  • A comprehensive Persian-English dictionary : including the Arabic words and phrases to be met with in Persian literature, being Johnsons and Richardson's Persian, Arabic & English dictionary / by F. Steingass
    PK 6379 S82 2008
    The lines originally laid down for this Dictionary were, to prepare a revised edition of Johnson's enlargement of Wilkins-Richardson's Persian, Arabic, and English Dictionary, by reducing the Arabic element and increasing the Persian, so as to produce a volume specially adapted to the wants of the English students. However, it was found that the mere reduction of the Arabic portion would not suffice to answer the purpose intended. At the same time it was soon felt that the fresh matter to be introduced in the Persian part exceeded the limits contemplated, and necessitated in this respect a considerable extension of the primary plan. It is hoped that this Dictionary will justify its claim to comprehensiveness. The author's only ambition was to advance the work close to the point at which the practical adoption of the motto Viribus Unitis, with regrade to Persian, becomes a necessity, and should be seriously contemplated by oriental societies and congresses.

  • Structuring variation in romance linguistics and beyond : in honour of Leonardo M. Savoia / edited by Mirko Grimaldi, University of Salento ; Rosangela Lai, University of Florence ; Ludovico Franco, Nova University of Lisbon ; Benedetta Baldi, University of Florence
    PC 1074.7 S78 2018
    Current theoretical approaches to language devote great attention to macro- and micro-variation and show an ever-increasing interest in minority languages. In this respect, few empirical domains are as rich and lively as the Italo-Romance languages, which together with Albanian were the main research domain of Leonardo M. Savoia. The volume covers areas as different as phonology, morphology, syntax and the lexicon. A broad range of Romance languages is considered, as well as Albanian, Greek and Hungarian, shedding new light on many classical topics. The first section focuses on morphosyntax, both in the narrow sense and with regard to its interfaces. The second section focuses on clitics and pronouns. The third section deals with a number of issues in phonology and syntax-phonology interface. The last section turns the reader's attention beyond formal linguistics itself and examines variation in the light of neurosciences, pathology, historical linguistics and political discourse.

  • A 'new' woman in Verga and Pirandello : from page to stage / Enza De Francisci
    PQ 4734 V5 Z6564 2018

  • The Routledge intermediate Persian course : Farsi shirin ast : Dominic Parviz Brookshaw and Pouneh Shabani Jadidi
    PK 6235 J35 2012

    The Routledge Intermediate Persian Course: Farsi Shirin Ast, Book Two is the first intermediate level Persian textbook, written specifically for English-speaking university students, that makes use of up-to-date pedagogical techniques, and stresses the importance of communicative competence.

    The diversity of the texts in this textbook helps to familiarize students with a range of literary genres, and provides them with the necessary building blocks to continue reading on their own.

    One of the distinctive features of this book is its content-based and task-based approach to learning the language; all the material provided has been carefully selected to support and enhance a student-centred class environment.

    As with The Routledge Introductory Persian Course , all the texts in this volume are available online in the form of audio files. These texts are recorded by native speakers and available for instructors and students to download freely at http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415691376/.

    The Routledge Intermediate Persian Course: Farsi Shirin Ast, Book Two follows on where the first textbook ends and is ideal for all intermediate learners of Persian in their second year of study.


  • The Oxford handbook of Persian linguistics / edited by Anousha Sedighi and Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi
    PK 6233 O94 2018
    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 current debates and suggesting productive lines of future research. Leadingscholars in the major subfields of Persian linguistics examine a range of topics split into six thematic parts. Following a detailed introduction from the editors, the volume begins by placing Persian in its historical and typological context in Part I. Chapters in Part II examine topics relating tophonetics and phonology, while Part III looks at approaches to and features of Persian syntax. The fourth part of the volume explores morphology and lexicography, as well as the work of the Academy of Persian Language and Literature. Part V, language and people, covers topics such as languagecontact and teaching Persian as a foreign language, while the final part examines psycho- neuro-, and computational linguistics. The volume will be an essential resource for all scholars with an interest in Persian language and linguistics.

  • Wang Meng : a life : memoir of China's former Minister of Culture and renowned author / Wang Meng ; Zhu Hong and Liu Haiming, translators
    PL 2919 M39Z46 2018

    "Wang Meng is the only Chinese writer who really understands China," according to noted sinologist Merle Goldman, as well as being the writer that many at home and abroad have considered as deserving of a Nobel Prize if any Chinese writer ever did. His memoir is a colorful record of life in an eventful era when one could get up in the morning a CCP official and go to bed an "enemy" of the people.

    Wang Meng knew the hardships of life from an early age. A brilliant student since childhood, Wang gave up the chance of college to join the Communist underground. Ultimately installed as a regular Communist Party cadre in charge of a district Party Youth League and bored with petty bureaucracy, Wang published a short story which rhapsodized the soul-searching of an earnest young "newcomer" on the scene--an instant bestseller. In spite of Chairman Mao's favorable comments on the story, Wang Meng became a "rightist"--i.e., categorized as the enemy.

    Banished to distant Xinjiang, Wang Meng mastered the Uighur language, learned farming skills, and was embraced by the Uighurs as one of their own. The attack on his short story "Hard Porridge," a masterpiece of irony (first English translation published in the Paris Review), only served to highlight his genius and started off a serio-comic string of writings on "porridge" from every conceivable angle by a host Chinese writers, becoming the memorable event of the year.

    Wang Meng did not change his spots when he became Minister of Culture and a member of the Chinese People's Consutative Conference. While making contributions to cultural exchanges on the international scene, Wang Meng kept his identity as first and foremost a writer.


  • Mouthful of birds : stories / Samanta Schweblin ; translated by Megan McDowell
    PQ 7798.29 C5388A2 2019b
    A SPELLBINDING, EERILY UNSETTLING COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES FROM A MAJOR INTERNATIONAL LITERARY STAR

    The crunch of a bird's wing.

    Abandoned by the roadside, newlywed brides scream with rage as they are caught in the headlights of a passing car.

    A cloud of butterflies, so beautiful it smothers.

    Unearthly and unexpected, these stories burrow their way into your psyche with the feel of a sleepless night. Every shadow and bump in the dark takes on huge implications, leaving the pulse racing - blurring the line between the real and the strange.


  • The houseguest and other stories / Amparo Dávila ; translated from the Spanish by Audrey Harris & Matthew Gleeson
    PQ 7297 D315 A2 2018
    Like those of Kafka, Poe, Leonora Carrington, or Shirley Jackson, Amparo Dávila's stories are terrifying, mesmerizing, and expertly crafted--you'll finish each one gasping for air. With acute psychological insight, Dávila follows her characters to the limits of desire, paranoia, insomnia, and fear. She is a writer obsessed with obsession, who makes nightmares come to life through the everyday: loneliness sinks in easily like a razor-sharp knife, some sort of evil lurks in every shadow, delusion takes the form of strange and very real creatures. After readingThe Houseguest--Dávila's debut collection in English--you'll wonder how this secret was kept for so long.

  • Kafka and noise : the discovery of cinematic sound in literary modernism / Kata Gellen
    PT 2621 A26 Z73298 2019
    A series of disruptive, unnerving sounds haunts the fictional writings of Franz Kafka. These include the painful squeak in Gregor Samsa's voice, the indeterminate whistling of Josefine the singer, the relentless noise in "The Burrow," and telephonic disturbances in The Castle . In Kafka and Noise , Kata Gellen applies concepts and vocabulary from film theory to Kafka's works in order to account for these unsettling sounds. Rather than try to decode these noises, Gellen explores the complex role they play in Kafka's larger project.

    Kafka and Noise offers a method for pursuing intermedial research in the humanities--namely, via the productive "misapplication" of theoretical tools, which exposes the contours, conditions, and expressive possibilities of the media in question. This book will be of interest to scholars of modernism, literature, cinema, and sound, as well as to anyone wishing to explore how artistic and technological media shape our experience of the world and the possibilities for representing it.

  • Computational linguistics, speech and image processing for Arabic language / edited by Neamat El Gayar (Cairo University, Egypt), Ching Y. Suen (Concordia University, Canada)
    PJ 6074.3 C66 2019
    This book encompasses a collection of topics covering recent advances that are important to the Arabic language in areas of natural language processing, speech and image analysis. This book presents state-of-the-art reviews and fundamentals as well as applications and recent innovations.The book chapters by top researchers present basic concepts and challenges for the Arabic language in linguistic processing, handwritten recognition, document analysis, text classification and speech processing. In addition, it reports on selected applications in sentiment analysis, annotation, text summarization, speech and font analysis, word recognition and spotting and question answering.Moreover, it highlights and introduces some novel applications in vital areas for the Arabic language. The book is therefore a useful resource for young researchers who are interested in the Arabic language and are still developing their fundamentals and skills in this area. It is also interesting for scientists who wish to keep track of the most recent research directions and advances in this area.

  • Love in the new millennium / Can Xue ; foreword by Eileen Myles ; translated from the Chinese by Annelise Finegan Wasmoen
    PL 2912 A5174 X5613 2018
    The most ambitious work of fiction by a writer widely considered the most important novelist working in China today

    In this darkly comic novel, a group of women inhabits a world of constant surveillance, where informants lurk in the flower beds and false reports fly. Conspiracies abound in a community that normalizes paranoia and suspicion. Some try to flee--whether to a mysterious gambling bordello or to ancestral homes that can be reached only underground through muddy caves, sewers, and tunnels. Others seek out the refuge of Nest County, where traditional Chinese herbal medicines can reshape or psychologically transport the self. Each life is circumscribed by buried secrets and transcendent delusions.

    Can Xue's masterful love stories for the new millennium trace love's many guises--satirical, tragic, transient, lasting, nebulous, and fulfilling--against a kaleidoscopic backdrop of commerce and industry, fraud and exploitation, and sex and romance drawn from the East and the West.

  • No country for nonconforming women : feminine conceptions of Lusophone Africa / Maria Tavares
    PQ 9900.5 T38 2018

  • The little virtues / Natalia Ginzburg ; translated by Dick Davis ; with an introduction by Rachel Cusk
    PQ 4817 I5 P513 2018

  • Cuneiform texts from Babylonian tablets in the British Museum
    PJ 3711 B7 1960

  • Il Poliziano, il Magnifico, lirici del Quattrocento / scelta e commento di Massimo Bontempelli ; nuova presentazione di Ghino Ghinassi
    PQ 4630 P5 Z65 1969
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