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Potiki
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

Potiki

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2020-02-27
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

'Provocative, compassionate and beautiful' - Joy Harjo, US Poet Laureate WINNER OF THE 1987 NEW ZEALAND BOOK AWARD; WINNER OF THE 2008 NEUSTADT INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE A moving story of a Maori community's fight for survival, from one of New Zealand's most prominent and celebrated authors On the remote coast of New Zealand, at the curve that binds the land and the sea, a small Maori community live, work, fish, play and tell stories of their ancestors. But something is changing. The prophet child toko can sense it. Men are coming, with dollars and big plans to develop the area for tourism. As their ancestral land becomes threatened, the people must unite in a battle for survival. Weaving together myth and memory, Patricia Grace's prize-winning novel is a spellbinding portrait of a defiant community determined to protect their way of life at any cost.

Da Kine Talk
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 209

Da Kine Talk

Hawaii is without parallel as a crossroads where languages of East and West have met and interacted. The varieties of English (including neo-pidgin) heard in the Islands today attest to this linguistic and cultural encounter. "Da kine talk" is the Island term for the most popular of the colorful dialectal forms--speech that captures the flavor of Hawaii's multiracial community and reflects the successes (and failures) of immigrants from both East and West in learning to communicate in English.

Bikol Dictionary
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1022

Bikol Dictionary

The Bikol language of the Philippines, spoken in the southernmost peninsula of Luzon Island and extending into the island provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate, is presented in this bilingual dictionary. An introduction explains the Bikol alphabet, orthographic representation (including policies adopted in writing Spanish and English loan words), foreign sounds in Bikol, and Bikol phonology. A section on the use of the dictionary outlines affixes, tenses, verbal and nonverbal stress, combined affix forms, the causative series "pa-," "mang-" and "pang-" series, "pang-" as a nominal, "maki-" and "paki-" series, "hing-" series, unintentional action, ability series, "magin," and plural nouns, verbs, and adjectives. The Bikol-English and English-Bikol dictionary sections follow.

Tagalog for Beginners
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 875

Tagalog for Beginners

Tagalog is an Austronesian language. It is the language of Manila and the surrounding provinces of Bataan, Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite Laguna, Quezon, Batangas, and Marinduque. It is also spoken widely throughout the Philippines as a second language, with an estimated sixty percent of the population now being able to communicate in this language. Tagalog is the basis of the Philippine national language, Pilipino, and as such is taught in schools throughout the country. In addition to the lessons in this text, there are extensive notes to the teacher, supplementary vocabulary lists, pronunciation drills, and songs.

Thailand in Transition
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 125

Thailand in Transition

Thailand in Transition goes beyond the conventional approach to Thai politics present in most of the literature, which concentrates on the traditional institutions in Thailand—the monarchy, the military, and the bureaucracy. The objective here has been rather to examine the more contemporary emergent oppositional forces struggling to play a permanent and significant role in the broader context of Thai politics. Oppositional forces in Thailand are many and varied, ranging from the outlawed Communist Party of Thailand (CPT), which seeks to overthrow the Thai government, to the Thai Parliament, which is usually legitimized as part of the the government for brief periods between military coups...

Places
  • Language: en

Places

"Places is an English translation of Setouchi Jakuchō's 2001 memoir titled Basho ("Places") in Japanese. Born in 1922, Setouchi wrote this memoir when she was seventy-seven years old. In it she traces her journey back to the geographical locations that anchor memories and reminiscences of her childhood and scandalous earlier life as a novelist, seen through the filter of her later years as a Buddhist nun. The book is accordingly structured by place. Although the narrative proceeds roughly chronologically, it leaps about-the way thoughts and memories often do-connecting things across time and space. As a consciously constructed narrative, it calls to mind and has much in common with Vladimir Nabokov's Speak Memory-which he calls 'an autobiography revisited.'"--

Cebuano Grammar Notes
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 117

Cebuano Grammar Notes

The Philippines series of the PALI Language Texts, under the general editorship of Howard P. McKaughan, consists of lesson textbooks, grammars, and dictionaries for seven major Filipino languages.

Karen Tei Yamashita
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

Karen Tei Yamashita

Karen Tei Yamashita’s novels, essays, and performance scripts have garnered considerable praise from scholars and reviewers, and are taught not only in the United States but in at least half a dozen countries in Asia, South America, and Europe. Her work has been written about in numerous disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Karen Tei Yamashita: Fictions of Magic and Memory is the first anthology given over to Yamashita’s writing. It contains newly commissioned essays by established, international scholars; a recent interview with the author; a semiautobiographical keynote address delivered at an international conference that ruminates on her Japanese American heritage; and ...

China's Old Dwellings
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 376

China's Old Dwellings

China's Old Dwellings is the most comprehensive critical examination of China's folk architectural forms in any language. It and its companion volume, China's Living Houses: Folk Beliefs, Symbols, and Household Ornamentation (UH Press, 1999), together form a landmark study of the environmental, historical, and social factors that influence housing forms for nearly a quarter of the world's population. Both books draw on the author's thirty years of fieldwork and extensive travel in China as well as published and unpublished material in many languages. China's Old Dwellings begins by tracing the interest in Chinese vernacular buildings in the twentieth century. Early chapters detail common and...

Hiligaynon Dictionary
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 338

Hiligaynon Dictionary

The Philippines series of the PALI Language Texts, under the general editorship of Howard P. McKaughan, consists of lesson textbooks, grammars, and dictionaries for seven major Filipino languages.