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Comparative Dictionary of Raute and Rawat Tibeto-Burman Languages of the Central Himalayas
ISBN: HB: 9780674984349, Harvard University Press, January 2019
295 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 24 colour illus., 64 line lliustrations, 7 maps
Raute and Rawat are endangered languages belonging to the Raji-Raute language cluster within the large Sino-Tibetan family of languages spoken across Asia. The Raute and Rawat people are forest foragers in the central Himalayan region, living by hunt...
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Materials for the Study of Gurung Pe. Volumes I and II
ISBN: HB + DVD: 9780674984325, Harvard University Press, January 2019
754 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 16 colour illus., 6 maps
Spoken in the middle hills of Nepal, Gurung is a Tibeto-Burmese language spread along the southern slopes of the Himalayas. The Nepalese Gurung recitations known as pe or pe-da lu-da form a diverse group of oral narratives and invocations, thought to...
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Beyond Greek The Beginnings of Latin Literature
ISBN: PB: 9780674986589, ISBN: HB: 9780674055230, Harvard University Press, December 2018
326 pp., 23.5x15.7 cm
Virgil, Ovid, Cicero, Horace, and other authors of ancient Rome are so firmly established in the Western canon today that the birth of Latin literature seems inevitable. Yet, Denis Feeney boldly argues, the beginnings of Latin literature were anythin...
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Passwords Philology, Security, Authentication
ISBN: HB: 9780674980761, Harvard University Press, February 2018
232 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
Cryptology, the mathematical and technical science of ciphers and codes, and philology, the humanistic study of natural or human languages, are typically understood as separate domains of activity. But Brian Lennon contends that these two domains, bo...
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Materialien zur Prasun-Sprache des Afghanischen Hindukusch Teil 2: Grammatik
ISBN: HB: 9780674980372, Harvard University Press, October 2017
507 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm
Prasun (Wasi, Paruni) has long had a reputation for being the most aberrant of the Nuristani group of Indo-European languages. Only after the publication of a considerable number of Prasun texts in 2016 as volume 80 in this series has it been possibl...
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Battle for Ukrainian A Comparative Perspective
ISBN: PB: 9781932650174, Harvard University Press, July 2017
500 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In 1863 the Valuev Circular restricted the use of the Ukrainian language in the Russian Empire. In the 150 years since, Ukrainian has followed a tortuous path, reflecting or anticipating tsarist, Soviet, and post-Soviet history. This volume documents...
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Letters of Light Arabic Script in Calligraphy, Print, and Digital Design
ISBN: HB: 9780674971127, Harvard University Press, May 2017
280 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 2 halftones, 24 line illus.
Arabic script remains one of the most widely employed writing systems in the world, for Arabic and non-Arabic languages alike. Focusing on naskh – the style most commonly used across the Middle East – "Letters of Light" traces the evolution of Arabic...
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Tamil A Biography
ISBN: HB: 9780674059924, Harvard University Press, September 2016
416 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Spoken by eighty million people in South Asia and a diaspora that stretches across the globe, Tamil is one of the great world languages, and one of the few ancient languages that survives as a mother tongue for so many speakers. David Shulman present...
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Latin Story of a World Language
ISBN: PB: 9780674659964, ISBN: HB: 9780674058071, Harvard University Press, May 2016
352 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 3 maps, 20 halftones
The mother tongue of the Roman Empire and the lingua franca of the West for centuries after Rome's fall, Latin survives today primarily in classrooms and texts. Yet this "dead language" is unique in the influence it has exerted across centuries and c...
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Materialien zur Prasun-Sprache des Afghanischen Hindukusch Teil 1: Texte und Glossar
ISBN: HB: 9780674737419, Harvard University Press, April 2016
946 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 15 halftones, 3 line illus., 2 maps, 33 tables
Prasun (Wasi) is the most aberrant of the Nuristani languages, part of the Indo-Iranian branch of Indo-European languages. It is spoken in the Prasun Valley of the Pech River in northeast Afghanistan. Prasun is a non-literary, unwritten language, and...
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