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Language in Exile: Three Hundred Years of Jamaican Creole

By Lalla, Barbara / D'Costa, Jean

Tuscaloosa, AL & London, UK: University of Alabama Press, 1990. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Octavo. xviii + 254 pp, list of illustrations - 3 Plates, 10 charts, 11 maps17 tables, preface, abbreviation; Part One: Early Jamaican Creole (Introduction & 6 chapters), Pat II: Data and Commentar (10 chapters / 24 Texts), notes, Glossary, bibliography, index. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked, gray cloth & spine lettering Near Fine, cover cloth crisp. illustrated gray & white DJ in mylar protector. 6.3" x 9.3" gray cloth boards with red spine lettering.

$20.00

Japanese and the Other Altaic Languages

By Miller, Roy Andrew

Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press, 1971. First Edition / 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Octavo. xviii + 332 pp, list of illustrations - tables & figures, foreword by Nicholas Poppe, acknowldgments, abbreviations and trasnscription conventions, 1. Introduction, phonological conspectus, 3. Structural Imperatives, 4. Phonological Evidence 5. Lexical Evidence by parts of speech; bibliography, indexes, index of Corrspendences, Index of Forms, General Index. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked, very little wear to cloth edges, gilt spine lettering intact and cloth crisp. DJ with whitened wear spots along mid foreedge & upper forecorners, handles nicely in mylar protector., 6.5" x 9.3" dark gray cloth boards in orange illustrated DJ.

$27.50

The Roots of Modern English

By Myers, L. M.

Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1966. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. x, 323 pp, preface, I. What Is a Language?; II. The Sounds We Talk With; III. The Pre-History of English; IV. Old English; V. The Middle English Period; VI. The English Renaissance; VII. The Authorities Step In; VIII. English Spreads Out; IX. The Background of Traditional Grammar; X. Contemporary Developments in America; select bibliography, index. First Edition, 1966. "The author presents the development of the English Language in a readable, meaningful, and vivid style. He avoids unnecessary technical detail and concentrates on giving students a maximum of help in approaching the earlier stages of English and in understanding current tendencies rather than memorizing theory and fact." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. inked name top ot title page. Minor edge wear to dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with stamped figures on front board, and gilt lettering to spine.

$17.50

Irish Fairy and Folk Tales

By Yeats, W. B. (ed.)

New York: Boni and Liveright (Modern Library). Later Printing. S Flexible Leather. Very Good-Very Good +. xviii, 351 (8), Introduction by W. B. Yeats; The Trooping Fairies; Changelings; The Solitary Fairies; Ghosts; Witches, Fairy Doctors; Tyeer- na-n-oge; Saints, Priests; The Devil; Giants; Kings, Queens, Princesses, Earls, Robbers; notes. [n.d.] Not the 1917 First. Toledano Binding # 3: Differentiated from # 2 by its logo on front board, and indicating date of publication (1923-1925) with Horace Brodzky endpapers. Lightly rubbed leather along spine joint with age-toned text block edges, else, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black flexible leather with gilt logo on front board, and gilt lettering to spine.

$17.50

Beyond Translation: Essays Towards a Modern Philology

By Becker, A. L.

Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. 1995. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. xii, 438 pp, acknowledgments, introduction, Part 1. Text Building in Javanese; Text Building, Epistomology, and Aesthetics in Javanese Shadow Theater; The Linguistics of Particularity: Interpreting Superordination in a Jaanese Text; Binding Wild Words: Cohesion in Old Javanese Prose with Thomas Hunter; Person in Kawi: Dxploration of an Elementary Semantic Dimension with I Gusti Ngurah Oka; Aridharma: Framing an Old Javanese Tale. Part 2. Some Burmese Figures; Biography of a Sentence: A Burmese Proverb; The Figure a Classifier Makes: Describing a Particular Burmese Classifier; The Elusive Figures of Burmese Grammar. Part 3. Learning Malay; The Figure a Sentence Makes: An Interpretation of a Classical Malay Sentence; Silence Across Languages. Part 4. Translating Emerson into Old Javanese; Biyond Translation: Esthetics and Language Description; On Emerson on Language. Part 5. Music and Languge: Language and Music; Translating the Art of Music; A Musical Icon: Power and Meaning in Javanese Gamelan Music with Judith Baker. Part 6. A Place for Particualriaty; Attunement: An Essay on Philology and Logophilia; Language in Particular: A Lecture. Part 7. An Afterword for the Essay; index. First Edition, 1995. "In this collection of essays, the author develops a bold approach to translation that addresses the subtleties of cultural identity. He describes how texts in Burmese, Jananese, and Malay differ profoundly from English texts in all the ways they have meaning: in the games they play, the worlds thsy constitute, the memories thsy evoke, the media they shape, the structures they build, and the silences thsy maintain. In each of these dimensions there are excesses and inadequacies of meaning that make a difference across languages. His 'modern philology' insists, beyond translation, on the sorting of these ambiguities and contexts of meaning." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Inked name on half-title, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with bold gilt lettering to spine.

$60.00

The French Language

By Ewert, Alfred

London: Faber & Faber Limited. 1949. Reprint. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. xii, 437 pp, foreword, abbreviations & symbols, I. General and External History; II. Preliminary Considerations; III. Phonology; IV. Orthography; V. Morphology and Syntax; Vocabulary; Appendix A. Selections: I. Strasburg Oaths; II. Sequence of Saint Eulalia; Life of Eulalia; III. Life of Saint Alexis; IV. La Chanson de Roland; V. Le Mystere d'Adam; VI. Chretien de Troyes: Erec et Enide; VII. Marie de France: Fables; VIII. Chanson de Toile; IX. Guillaume de Ferrieres, Vidame di Chartres: Chanson; X. Villehardouin: Conquest of Constantinople; XI. Joinville: Histoire de Saint Louis; XII. Froissart: Chronicles; XIII. Les Quinze Joyes de Mariage; XIV. Rabelais: Gargantua; XV. Pierre de Ronsard: Odes; XVI. Montaigne: Les Essais; XVII. Moliere: Le Misanthrope; XVIII. La Fontaine: Fables; Appendix B. Select Bibliography, index verborum. The Great Languages series. Reprinted, 1949. "This study includes in one volume a complete history of the French language from its emergence from vulgar Latin to the present, and combines a history of the language and an historical grammar. 'it should be one of the functions of historical grammar to indicate the right attitude towards linguistic problems, and to lift the study of language above the plane of dogmatic assertion and pure empiricism.'" from the foreword and jacket flap. Price clipped. Inked name on ffep. 3/4" chip with 1" closed tear to top edge rear panel spine, and three smaller chipts to bottom edge of same, and age-toned spine. Lightly foxed endpapers, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Dark-blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$17.50

The Vespasian Psalter

By Kuhn, Sherman M. [Edt.]

Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. 1965. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good - Fine. xii, 327 pp, preface, abbreviations, arrangement of the text, THE VESPASIAN PSALTER: Psalms; Hymns: 1. 151st Psalm; 2. Canticvm Essaiae Profetae; 3. Canticvm Ezechiae; 4. Canticvm Annaie Vidae; 5. Canticvm Exodii; 6. Canticvm Abbacv Profetae; 7. Canticvm Devteronomii; 8. Hymnvm Trivm Pverorvm; 9. Canticvm Zachariae Sacerdotis; 10. Canticvm Sanctae Mariae; 11. Hymnvm ad Matvtinos; 12. Hymnvm Vespertinvm; 13. Hymnvm Diebvs Dominicis; Notes, Mercian Glossary to the Vespasian Psalter; Latin Index to the Vespasian Psalter; Appendix I: Rustic Capital Additions, Notes; Appendix II: Minuscule Additions; notes; Appendix III: West Saxon Glossary. First Edition, 1965. "This is the first complete edition of the Vespasian Psalter, and was transcribed directly from the original manuscript in the British Museum. The Latin psalsm and hymns as well as the interlinear Old English translations appear exactly as they were written more than 1000 years ago. The editor has added a new preface, editorial notes, Mercian and West Saxon glossaries and a Latin index. The Vespesian Psalter is a major landmark in the development of the English language and in the history of the Psalm in English and Latin. The Old English translations are written in the Mercian dialect which Kuhn believes is the most direct ancestor of modern English. they form an invaluable basis for the study of the sounds, grammar, and vocabulary of the English language during a significant and highly productive era of its growth." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. 3/4" closed tear to top edge dj with lightly age-toned spine of same. Only the faintest edge wear, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$150.00

Tone in Lexical Phonology
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Tone in Lexical Phonology

By Pulleyblank, Douglas

Dordrecht-Holland / Boston-USA: D. Reidel Publishing Company, 1986. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Octavo. xii + 250 pp, preface, 6 extensively sub-divided chapters with end notes, references, index of languages, index of names, index of subjects. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked, board covers lightly bumped at top forecorners. 6.6" x 9.6" white laminated boards.

$40.00

Methode Varasteh (cours correctif) a l'usage des eleves de la 5eme et de la 6eme annees des lycees et des etudiants de l'Universite.

By Varasteh, Manoutchehr

Teheran: Libraire "Kanoon" Marefat. 1958. F Third Printing. H Hard Cover. Very Good ++. 431 (3) pp, Introduction (pp. 2-40); Lecon 1-80: Mots -- Espressions, Grammaire, Lecture (pp. 1-325), Troisieme partie: Petite hisstorie de la literature francaise par P. Philippon et Mme. Plantie (pp. 327-337) Morceaux Choisis des Classiques Francais par E. Toutey (pp. 338-389). 3eme Edtion [ca. 1958]. A l'usage des eleves de la 5eme et de la 6eme anees des lycees et des etudiants de l'Universite. Remedial Course: Text in French and Persian/French for Persian speakers. Lighltly mared at top and bottom edges front board with only the slightest edgewear, else, Pristine Interior. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown cloth with embossed decorative borderes, and gilt lettering in French to front board and Persian to rear board and spine.

$27.50

A Selected Bibliography of Slavic Linguistics. Two Volumes Complete.

By Stankiewicz, Edward; Worth, Dean S.

The Hague: Mouton & Co.. 1966. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Volume I: 315 pp. Comprises chapters on Slavic culltural pre-history, on Balto-Slavic, Slavic accentology (which contains general Slavic as well as specific language studies), Common Slavic, Comparative Slavic, Old Church Slavonic, and on the South Slavic languages. Volume II: 530 pp. Covers the West and East Slavic languages, and contains a bibliography of Bibliographical sources. Slavistic Printings and Reprintings, Edited by C. H. Van Schooneveld. Ex Library with only exterior markings: stamps along top edge. A 3"x4" paper plate, with a barcode, a red "Released by the Detroit Publlic Library Stamp on ffep of each volume, and a very small date stamp on the recto of title page below the Printers Imprint, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Navy blue cloth.

$40.00

Beknopte Maleise Grammatica

By Mees, C. A.

's-Gravenhage (The Hague): N.V.G.C.T. Van Dorp & Co.. 1938. S Trade Paperback. Very Good. 184 pp, Hoofdstuk I: Inleiding, Hoofdstuk II: Stamwoorden, Hoofdstuk II: Overige woordsoorten, Hoofdstuk IV: De aangevormde, Hoofdstuk V: Woordvorming en samenstelling. Derde Druk. Text in Dutch. Age-toned spine and edges with partially age-toned wrappers and to edges, else, clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Wraps.

$17.50

l'Anne Philologique - Bibliographie Critique et Analytique De l'Antiquite Greco-Latine. Tome XII

By Marouzeau, J.; Ernst, Juliette

Paris: Societe d'Edition Les Belles Lettres. 1938. H Hard Cover. Very Good. 455 pp. Bibliographie de L'anne 1937 et complement des annes anterieures. Collection de Bibliographie Classique. Slightly soiled front board with minor edgewear, else, clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth.

$27.50

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language

By Crystal, David

New York: Cambridge Univ Press. 1987. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. vii, 472 pp, preface, 65 chapters, appendices I-VIII. 2" closed tear to front panel dj near flap, else, Fine, no wear. In protective acetate jacket. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth.

$15.00

Montague Grammar

By Partee, Barbara H. [Edt.]

New York: Academic Pr. 1976. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. xv, 370 pp, list of contributors, preface, 11 essays with footnotes and references, index. Ex Libris plate front pastedown, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Maroon Buckram.

$48.00

A Concise Introduction to Syntactic Theory: The Government-Binding Approach
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A Concise Introduction to Syntactic Theory: The Government-Binding Approach

By Cowper, Elizabeth A.

Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 1994. Third Edition. S Trade Paperback. As New. xii, 205 pp, preface, 1. The Theory in Context; 2. Categories and Phrase Structure; 3. Thematic Relations and 0-Roles; 4. Predicting Phrase Structue; 5. NP-Movement; 6. Government and Case; 7. WH-Movement; 8. Move...and the Theory of Movement; 9. The Empty Category Principle; 10. Interpretation of Nominals; 11. Clauses and Categories; 12. A Unified Approach to Lacality Constraints; references, index. "This textbook is intended to give students a quick start in using theory to address syntactic questions. At each stage, Cowper is careful to introduce a theoretical apparatus that is no more complex than is required to deal with the phenomenon under consideration. Comprehensive and up-to-date, this volume will also serve as an excellent overview and reference for linguists seeking a refresher on Government-Binding theory....The author exhibits the analytical devices of current principles-and-parameters approaches, takes readers carefully through the central elements of grammatical theory, and ushers them selectively into the technical literature." Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Trade paperback.

$17.50

Chomsky's Universal Grammar: An Introduction

By Cook, V. J.

Oxford: Blackwell Pub. S Trade Paperback. Very Good - Fine. vii, 201 pp, acknowledgments, 7 chapters, references, index. Second reprinting of 1989. Light fanding top edge of wrapper panels. A few light penccillings through page 14 with an inked parenthesis in margin of v and 55, and a crease at top corner page 31, thereafter clean. Binding is strong and tight. Wraps.

$17.50

Selected Essays on Rhetoric

By De Quincey, Thomas

Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press. 1967. Facsimile Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xlviii, 352 pp, foreword by David Potter, Introduction by Frederick Burwick, Rhetoric; Stule; Language; Conversation; A Brief Appraisal of the Greek Literature in Its Foremost Pretensions; selected bibliography, index. Landmark in Rhetoric and Public Address series facsimile reprint, 1967. "These five important essays were published together for the first time in The Collected writings of Thomas De Quincey, edited by David Masson in 1889-1890. Frederick Burwick brings the essays together again in this volume, introducing them by tracing the sources and development of the belletristic theory of rhetoric, which he says 'is one of the most original, and for a few critics, the most puzzling of the nineteenth century.' Burwick holds that rhetoric to De Quincey was not the art of style or literary expression nor even of the art of style or literary expression nor even of what is called eloquent style, but the art of one particular kind of literary practice; it was the art of conscious playing with a subject intellectually and inventively, and of never leaving it till it has been brocaded with the utmost possible amount of subsidiary thought, humor, fancy, ornamentation, and anecdote." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Lightly age-toned spine and front panel dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red Cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$27.50

A Dictionary of Modern German Prose Usage

By Eggeling, H. F.

Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1967. Reprint. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. xii, 418 pp, preface, abbreviations, A-Z Modern German Prose Usage; appendix: a list of the chief authors from whose works the examples have been taken. Reprinted with corrections, 1967. "The author not only deals with the grammatical and syntactical difficulties with which students are faced in writing German, but also in many cases explains the historical background of words and phrases; for many difficulties almost disappear when it its understood how such modern uses have gradually developed." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Navy-blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$22.50