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1 (Girlin, Edgard). Gode, Alexander. PORTUGUESE AT SIGHT.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1943. 1943. Good 
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1943.. 1943.. Good. - Octavo, tan cloth in a dust wrapper. The corners of the covers are lightly rubbed and the head & tail of the spine are slightly chipped. The dust jacket is rubbed & chipped with pieces out. Its spine is darkened & there are several stains to its panels. 100 pages. Profusely illustrated in black & white by Edgard Girlin. The book is lightly cracked at page 35. The upper halves of the last 20 pages are slightly rippled & there is a bookseller's sticker on the rear pastedown. Good in fair dust wrapper

First edition.

This book offers a method of learning Portuguese by accompanying words, then phrases and full sentences, with pictures which illustrate them and make their meaning clear. In the rear is a vocabulary of all the Portuguese words used in the book with their English equivalents. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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2 (University of Chicago) HANDBOOK OF INDIAN CIVILIZATION
Chicago, IL: Syllabus Division, The University of Chicago Press, n.d. [early 1960s]. n.d. [early 1960s]. Very good 
Chicago, IL: Syllabus Division, The University of Chicago Press, n.d. [early 1960s].. n.d. [early 1960s].. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed vermilion wraps. There is some fading to the edges of the wraps & there is an owner's stamp & ink notation on the top edge of the front wrap. There is a tiny tear to the top edge of the rear wrap. iii & 47 pages. There is an ink notation on page 15 & a small area of light soiling to page 45. Very good.

A volume in the series "Introduction to The Civilization of India" prepared for the use of University of Chicago students. The contents of this handbook include transliteration and pronunciation in Sanskrit and Hindi, a glossary and a four-page chronology of Indian civilization. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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3 Berne, Stanley FUTURE LANGUAGE
NY: Horizon Press, 1976. 1976. Very good 
NY: Horizon Press, 1976.. 1976.. Very good. - Octavo, tan & white pictorial wraps. [ix] & 150 pp. & 2-page publisher's catalogue. The bottom corners of the book are lightly creased. Very good.

First edition.

Berne's study addresses sentence structure, grammar and usage with suggestions as to how language may be reformed to make it "more beautiful, more pleasurable, better understood, workable, teachable, simple, more free, and universally applicable to all modern languages...." [from the dw copy].

Scarce. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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4 Bugge, Aage GRONLANDSK REJSEPARLOR
Kjobenhavn [Denmark]: NYT Nordisk Forlag - Arnold Busck, 1952. 1952. Good 
Kjobenhavn [Denmark]: NYT Nordisk Forlag - Arnold Busck, 1952.. 1952.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed wrappers with a map of Greenland on the rear wrap. The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped & slightly chipped with the spine & extremities darkened. 131 & [1] pages. Illustrated with a few black-and-white vignettes by Ida Lynge. The edges of the inside wraps are darkened. Good.

A Greenlandic phrase book. Phrases are given in Danish with their Greenlandic equivalents. 
Price: 12.50 USD

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5 Carnoy, Albert J ADJECTIVAL NOUNS IN VULGAR LATIN AND EARLY ROMANCE
The Romanic Review, 1917. 1917. Good Signed
The Romanic Review, 1917.. 1917.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wraps. The wraps are bumped & darkened with their edges creased & chipped. The spine is darkened & chipped with a tear to the head. Title & pages 165-195. The bottom page corners are creased with staining to the bottom corners of pp. 171/172, The top page corners are bumped & there is some light creasing to the margins. Good.

Reprinted from The Romanic Review, Vol. VIII, No. 2, April-June 1917.

Inscribed by the author to archaeologist Clark Hopkins on the title page and signed "A. C.". Albert J. Carnoy was Professor of Linguistics and of Iranian Philology, University of Louvain, and Research Professor, University of Pennsylvania.

Scarce. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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6 Cary, Edmond LA TRADUCTION DANS LE MONDE MODERNE
Geneve [Switzerland]: Librairie de l'Universite, Georg & Cie, 1956. 1956. Good 
Geneve [Switzerland]: Librairie de l'Universite, Georg & Cie, 1956.. 1956.. Good. - Small octavo, softcover bound in printed wrappers. The binding is lightly bumped & soiled with a tiny stain to the front wrap. The spine is sunned with its head & tail chipped. 196 pages plus colophon and two-page publisher's catalog.Illustrated with a section of 8 tables in the rear. There is a previous owner's blind stamp on the front endpaper. Good.

First edition.

In this book on translation prepared by the University of Geneva's Ecole d'Interpretes, Cary emphasizes the need to study the subject of translation not only in relation to literature but also commercial and technical activities and such new requirements as dubbing for the cinema. The text is in French. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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REFORM OF THE CHINESE WRITTEN LANGUAGE., Chou En-lai; et al.
7 Chou En-lai; et al. REFORM OF THE CHINESE WRITTEN LANGUAGE.
Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1965. 1965. Good 
- Octavo, softcover bound in cream wrappers. The spine & extremities are darkened with a small crease to the corners of the front cover & a tear to the front edge of the rear cover. 62 & [1] pages plus colophon. There is a short tear & a tiny chip to the front edge of the last text page. Illustrated with tables. Good.

Second edition [with a revised translation]. Originally published in 1958.

Reports, resolutions and draft proposals concerning the scheme to create a Chinese phonetic alphabet. A speech by Chou En-lai delivered in January 1958 serves as an introduction. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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COMPREHENDING TECHNICAL JAPANESE., Daub, Edward E.; Bird, R. Byron; Inoue, Nobuo.
8 Daub, Edward E.; Bird, R. Byron; Inoue, Nobuo. COMPREHENDING TECHNICAL JAPANESE.
(Madison, WI): The University of Wisconsin Press / Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, (1975). (1975). Very good 
- Large octavo, purple cloth in a dust wrapper. The spine of the dust jacket is faded. 435 pages. Illustrated in black & white with tables, diagrams & a few vignettes. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper. Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Dzidziguri, Shota THE GEORGIAN LANGUAGE. (Short Review)
Tbilisi: Tbilisi University Press, 1969. 1969. Good 
Tbilisi: Tbilisi University Press, 1969.. 1969.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in decorative wrappers. The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped with chipping & creasing to the spine. 87 & [2] pages plus colophon. Black-and-white illustrations. Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 Jakobson, Roman TOWARDS A LINGUISTIC TYPOLOGY OF APHASIC IMPAIRMENTS
London: J. & A. Churchill Ltd., 1964. 1964. Good 
London: J. & A. Churchill Ltd., 1964.. 1964.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed dark red wraps. The wraps are heavily creased & lightly bumped. There is a short tear to the front edge of the front wrap & the front edge of the rear wrap is lightly chipped. Pages 21- 42. There is some light creasing to the edges of the leaves. Good.

Inscribed "With the warmest compliments of the author" at the top of the first page.

Reprinted from Ciba Foundation Symposium on Disorders of Language, 1964, pp. 21-42 [edited by A. V. S. de Reuck and Maeve O'Connor]. Published by J. & A. Churchill Ltd, 104 Gloucester Place, London W.1. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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GRAMMATIK DER GRONLANDISCHEN SPRACHE mit teilweisem Einschluss des Labradordialekts., Kleinschmidt, S.
11 Kleinschmidt, S. GRAMMATIK DER GRONLANDISCHEN SPRACHE mit teilweisem Einschluss des Labradordialekts.
Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. 1968. Very good 
- Octavo, printed blue cloth. The spine is faded with the extremities slightly faded. xii & 182 pages. Illustrated with tables & with a folding chart. Very good.

A reprint of the 1851 first edition of this book on Greenlandic grammar, which includes some Labradorian dialects.

The text is in German. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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12 Lieberman, Philip EVE SPOKE: Human Language and Human Evolution
New York/London: W. W. Norton & Company, (1998), (1998), 0393040895 / 9780393040890 Fine Signed
New York/London: W. W. Norton & Company, (1998),. (1998),. Fine. INSCRIBED TO PETER MATTHIESSEN AND SIGNED BY PHILIP LIEBERMAN - Octavo, cloth-backed boards in a dust wrapper. The dust wrapper is lightly rubbed. xvi & 192 pages. Black-and-white illustrations & diagrams. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper.

First edition.

Inscribed on the front endpaper to Peter Matthiessen: ""A different view of our humanness - / Phil Lieberman". Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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THE WORLD'S CHIEF LANGUAGES., Pei, Mario A.
13 Pei, Mario A. THE WORLD'S CHIEF LANGUAGES.
New York: The Devin-Adair Co., (1955). (1955). Good 
- Octavo, maroon cloth. The spine is faded & lightly spotted with the rear joint worn & slightly frayed. The bottom corner of the front cover is creased & there is some staining to the bottom edge of the rear cover. 663 pages. Illustrated with linguistic maps & alphabets. A previous owner's name is penned on the front endpaper. There are numerous check marks in the table of contents. There is a small area of soiling to the bottom edge of the book & to the bottom corner of the rear endpaper. Good.

Fourth edition.

Formerly titled "Languages for War and Peace". 
Price: 15.00 USD

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14 Pike, Kenneth L. (1912-2000) LANGUAGE AS PARTICLE, WAVE, AND FIELD
The Texas Quarterly, 1959. 1959. Very good 
The Texas Quarterly, 1959.. 1959.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover. Printed self-wraps. The outer leaves are darkened around the edges & lightly bumped & soiled with a tiny chip out of the bottom edge of the first leaf. 54 pages.

First separate edition. Reprinted from the Texas Quarterly, Vol. II, No. 2, Summer 1959.

Kenneth Pike was an American linguist and anthropologist. He was the originator of the theory of tagmemics, which he developed to help with the analysis of languages from Central and South America by identifying, using both semantic and syntactic elements, strings of linguistic elements capable of playing a number of different roles. He believed that the structure of language should be studied in context, not just by looking at single sentences. He also coined the terms "emic" as in "phonemics" [referring to the subjective understanding and account of meaning in the sounds of lanaguages] and "etic" as in "phonetics" [referring to the objective study of those sounds].

Rare. 
Price: 125.00 USD

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15 Reynolds, Barbara; General Editor. THE CAMBRIDGE ITALIAN DICTIONARY. Volume I: Italian--English. (Volume I only).
Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1962. 1962. Good 
- Quarto [approximately 11 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide], dark blue cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The spine is faded & the top edge of the front cover is slightly faded. The rear cover is slightly rubbed. xxx, [ii], 897 & [2] pages printed in 2 columns. There is a small area of soiling to the bottom edge with a previous owner's blind stamp on the front endpaper. A good, tight copy.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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DEUTSCH-ENGLISCHE UBERSETZUNGSUBUNGEN. 3 volumes. Volumes I and II: (mit stilistisch-syntaktischem Kommentar). Volume III: (mit sprachlich erklarendem Kommentar)., Schick, Phiippine.
16 Schick, Phiippine. DEUTSCH-ENGLISCHE UBERSETZUNGSUBUNGEN. 3 volumes. Volumes I and II: (mit stilistisch-syntaktischem Kommentar). Volume III: (mit sprachlich erklarendem Kommentar).
Munchen: Max Hueber Verlag, 1959/1962. 1959/1962. Very good 
- Octavo, printed orange wrappers. The spines are sunned. 125 pages; 118 & [2] pages; and 159 & [1] pages. There is a crease to the last page of Volume 1. Very good

Volume I is the second, revised edition. Volumes II and III are first editions.

This is a three-volume set of German-English translation exercises. German texts are accompanied by English translations. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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17 Seward, Jack JAPANESE IN ACTION: An Unorthodox Approach to the Spoken Language and the People Who Speak It
New York & Tokyo: Walker Weathehill, (1970). (1970). Very good 
New York & Tokyo: Walker Weathehill, (1970).. (1970).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. viii, [1] leaf & 213 pages plus colophon. Near fine.

Third printing. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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18 Wilden, Anthony THE RULES ARE NO GAME: The Strategy of Communication
London and New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1987). (1987). 0710098685 / 9780710098689 Very good 
London and New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1987).. (1987).. Very good. - Octavo, black cloth in a dust wrapper. There is a tiny dent to the front cover. The spine & extremities of the dust jacket are slightly darkened. There is some minor soiling to the jacket. The bottom edge of its front panel is lightly chipped & there is a price-sticker on its rear panel. xv, [i] & 432 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. Very good.

First edition.

With: "Women in Production: The Chorus Line 1932-1980" by Rhonda Hammer and Anthony Wilden. Introduced by "The Naming of Parts and the 20th Century War" by Anthony Wilden. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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19 Yule, Henry; and Burnell, A.C. HOBSON-JOBSON: The Definitive Glossary of British India. A Selected Edition edited by Kate Teltscher.
(Oxford, U.K.): Oxford University Press, (2013). (2013). Fine 
- Octavo, black cloth titled in gilt in a dust wrapper. xlv & 570 pages. Fine

Teltscher writes in her introduction: "A.C. Burnell and Henry Yule's Hobson-Jobson (1886) is a glossary unlike any other. Multilingual and encyclopaedic in range [it] traces the relations between Asia and Europe through the histories of word....The glossary embraces aspects of the people, customs, government, geography, commerce, cuisine and botany of Asia. It is a unique work of unparalleled scholarship: a lexicon of words and phrases that enter English from Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Indian and Chinese sources -- and vice versa." Dust jacket present. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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