Handbook for Asian Studies Specialists A Guide to Research Materials and Collection Building Tools

Author: Noriko Asato
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598848434
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

An indispensable tool for librarians who do reference or collection management, this work is a pioneering offering of expertly selected print and electronic reference tools for East Asian Studies (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean). • Represents the first work to include Chinese, Japanese, and Korean materials in one volume • Incorporates critical information on subscription-based and open-source electronic reference tools • Written by noted leading experts in Asian Studies librarianship • Supplies materials in English and vernacular Asian languages • Includes multilingual titles but provides references and citations in English • Comprises not only a bibliography, but a guide containing key tips on how to use many reference tools

Oxford Essential French Dictionary

Publisher: OXFORD University Press
ISBN: 9780199576388
Release Date: 2010-05-13
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The Oxford Essential French Dictionary is a new compact French-English and English-French dictionary that offers up-to-date coverage of all the essential day-to-day vocabulary with over 40,000 words and phrases and 60,000 translations. This dictionary is easy to use and ideal for travel, work, or study. The latest words in each language have been added, reflecting all aspects of life today, from computing and technology to lifestyle and business. Additional features include guides to French and English pronunciation, as well as help with both French and English verbs. The Oxford Essential French Dictionary is ideal for anyone in need of a handy quick reference. An essential book for the study of French. This dictionary includes 3 months' access* to Oxford's premium French / English online dictionary service, Oxford Language Dictionaries Online, so you can find accurate translations and extra resources wherever you are. The site is regularly updated with the latest new words and meanings from Oxford's modern languages research programme, the Oxford Languages Tracker. You can also hear audio pronunciations and improve your language skills with online cultural notes, guides to writing, and much more. *Terms and conditions apply; please see www.oxforddictionaries.com/access for information.

The Global Translator s Handbook

Author: Morry Sofer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781589797598
Release Date: 2012-12-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A practical guide to translation as a profession, this book provides everything translators need to know, from digital equipment to translation techniques, dictionaries in over seventy languages, and sources of translation work. It is the premier sourcebook for all linguists, used by both beginners and veterans, and its predecessor, The Translator s Handbook, has been praised by some of the world s leading translators, such as Gregory Rabassa and Marina Orellana."

Beginner s Chinese

Author: Yong Ho
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
ISBN: 0781810957
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This popular introduction to Mandarin Chinese is now accompanied by 2 audio CDs covering each of the ten lessons with a special section devoted to the Pinyin dialect. Each lesson uses dialogues to teach the basics of grammar, vocabulary, everyday speech, and the written language. Exercises reinforce the material covered in the dialogues, and each lesson ends with a 'Cultural Insights' section that offers a deeper view into the Chinese people. Their way of thinking and the constants of their daily life.


Author: Carl R. Galvez Rubino
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
ISBN: 0781806429
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Spoken in northern Luzon, Ilocano is the third most popular language of the Philippines with nine million speakers. In-depth pronunciation guides, an extensive vocabulary, and grammatical details.

The reader s adviser

Author: Marion Sader
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Inc
ISBN: 0835233200
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Contains annotated bibliographies of reference books relating to British and American literature, as well as social sciences, history, philosophy, world religions, science technology, and medicine

Dictionary of 1000 French proverbs

Author: Peter Mertvago
ISBN: 0781804000
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Proverbs, French

This wonderful reference collection offers students insight into both the language and culture of France. A comparable or literal translation is provided for each proverb. Organized alphabetically by key word. Index organized by English subject.

Mots d heures

Author: L. Van Rootin
Publisher: Angus & Robertson
ISBN: 0207957991
Release Date: 1967
Genre: Macaronic literature

I Chose China

Author: Sidney Shapiro
ISBN: UOM:39015050185845
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"Armed with the limited conversational Chinese he learned in the U.S. Army during World War II, Sidney Shapiro, a New York lawyer, arrives in Shanghai in 1947 for "a look around." He ends up spending the rest of his life in China." "A foreigner in an alien land, he falls in love with and marries Phoenix, a Chinese beauty and active revolutionary. Entranced by Chinese culture and society, he gradually becomes deeply and personally involved in highly dramatic developments - the defeat of the Chiang Kai-shek dictatorship and the establishment of the People's Republic, Land Reform, the Korean War, the break with the Soviet Union, the war in Vietnam, communes and the Big Leap Forward, the "cultural revolution," the Tiananmen Square Protest, economic reforms, the opening to the West, and troubled U.S.-China relations."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved