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


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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


  • Chinese literacy learning in an immersion program / Chan Lu
    PL1068.U6

  • Gender in literary translation : a corpus-based study of the English translations of Chenzhong De Chibang / Lingzi Meng
    PL2658.E1 M46 2019eb

  • Multilingualism and Translanguaging in Chinese Language Classrooms / Danping Wang
    PL1065 .W36 2019eb

  • Gender, Discourse and Ideology in Italian / Federica Formato
    PC1211

  • The diachrony of Tone Sandhi : evidence from southern Min Chinese / Qing Lin
    PL1709

  • Urban spaces in contemporary Latin American literature / José Eduardo González, Timothy R. Robbins, editors
    PQ7081.A1 U73 2018eb

  • 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 (thestandardized 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 dictionary resources 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.

  • 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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  • 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.

  • Seven lectures on Wang Guowei's Renjian cihua / Florence Chia-ying Yeh
    PL 2338 Y44 2019eb

    Renjian Cihua is a masterpiece in literary criticism written by Wang Guowei, a famous master in the study of Chinese classics. It is also one of the most influential academic works in China from the late Qing Dynasty to the present. This masterpiece is written in elegant language. As its approach of interpretation retains the traditional Chinese imagery criticism that focuses on feeling and insight, it is hard for common readers to understand.

    This book contains two parts. The first part is the content of the lectures given by Florence Chia-ying Yeh. The author explains to readers with accessible, graceful and refined language the famous theory on "artistic conceptions" in Renjian Cihua , the difference between Shi and Ci, two genres of classical Chinese poetry, in aesthetic traits, and the Ci poems of famous Ci poets in various dynasties. The second part is the original text of Renjian Cihua .


  • Processing compound verbs in Persian : a psycholinguistic approach to complex predicates / Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi
    PK 6285 J33 2014
    This is the first book-length analysis of the way that Persian compound verbs are processed in the mental lexicon. The study of this process offers ways to infer how these verbs are stored, organized, and accessed, drawing on psycholinguistic theories of polymorphic word processing as well as linguistic theories of complex predicates.

  • What the Persian media says : a coursebook / Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi
    PK 6239.5 E5 J34 2015

    What the Persian Media Says: A Coursebook is a comprehensive and stimulating course for intermediate to advanced students of Persian. Presenting many exercises based on authentic Persian newspaper texts, the course thoroughly introduces students to the language of the news in Iran. Real cultural content is featured throughout and there is a strong focus on enabling students to gain familiarity with day-to-day modern Persian discourse.

    Features include:

    A wide range of interesting and challenging exercises presented throughout, including activities designed to both test students¿ knowledge in a classroom setting and to search online for further Persian news resources Usage of authentic texts from the Iranian media, written for native speakers, with sources including Ettel¿¿¿t, Keyh¿n, Sharq, E¿tem¿d, Ir¿n, and Mardoms¿l¿ri

    Coverage of topics highly relevant to modern day Persian society, including the Arts, divorce, violence, problems of youth, unemployment, politics and economic issues, enabling cultural engagement and knowledge of complex expressions and idioms used in the media

    A comprehensive bilingual glossary of journalistic and non-journalistic terminology used in the newspaper texts, provided at the back of the book for easy access All the newspaper texts and their corresponding audio files available for free download at http://routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/9781138825567/

    What the Persian Media Says combines modern and more traditional techniques of language teaching. With all the newspaper texts and their corresponding audio files available for free on the Routledge website, students can read the texts in digital form and listen to the audio while working on exercises in the book, enabling full and exciting engagement with the course materials.

    Written by an experienced instructor, this will be an invaluable resource for intermediate to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of Persian. It can also be used by self-learners and by instructors and students on intensive courses and summer language programs.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Cuentos reunidos / Amparo Dávila
    PQ 7297 D315 A6 2009
    En Cuentos reunidos, Amparo Dávila, galardonada con el Premio Xavier Villaurrutia en 1977, suma a su enigmática y abundante narrativa, Con los ojos abiertos, libro inédito, con el que reafirma ese rigor en la prosa y el cuidado de la forma, atributos inseparables de su singular literatura. Casi de la mano de sus personajes, los lectores realizarán un viaje único, especial, inolvidable, gracias a la prodigiosa memoria de una de escritoras más peculiares.

  • 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.

  • Commedia dell'Arte in context / edited by Christopher B. Balme, Piermario Vescovo, Daniele Vianello
    PQ 4155 C38 2018
    The commedia dell'arte, the improvised Italian theatre that dominated the European stage from 1550 to 1750, is arguably the most famous theatre tradition to emerge from Europe in the early modern period. Its celebrated masks have come to symbolize theatre itself and have become part of the European cultural imagination. Over the past twenty years a revolution in commedia dell'arte scholarship has taken place, generated mainly by a number of distinguished Italian scholars. Their work, in which they have radically separated out the myth from the history of the phenomenon remains, however, largely untranslated into English (or any other language). The present volume gathers together these Italian and English-speaking scholars to synthesize for the first time this research for both specialist and non-specialist readers. The book is structured around key topics that span both the early modern period and the twentieth-century reinvention of the commedia dell'arte.

  • Persistence of folly : on the origins of German dramatic literature / Joel B. Lande
    PT 638 L36 2018

    Joel B. Lande's Persistence of Folly challenges the accepted account of the origins of German theater by focusing on the misunderstood figure of the fool, whose spontaneous and impish jest captivated audiences, critics, and playwrights from the late sixteenth through the early nineteenth century. Lande radically expands the scope of literary historical inquiry, showing that the fool was not a distraction from attempts to establish a serious dramatic tradition in the German language. Instead, the fool was both a fixture on the stage and a nearly ubiquitous theme in an array of literary critical, governmental, moral-philosophical, and medical discourses, figuring centrally in broad-based efforts to assign laughter a proper time, place, and proportion in society.

    Persistence of Folly reveals the fool as a cornerstone of the dynamic process that culminated in the works of Lessing, Goethe, and Kleist. By reorienting the history of German theater, Lande's work conclusively shows that the highpoint of German literature around 1800 did not eliminate irreverent jest in the name of serious drama, but instead developed highly refined techniques for integrating the comic tradition of the stage fool.


  • 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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