Gagana S Moa

Author: Galumalemana Afeleti L. Hunkin
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824831314
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Gagana Sāmoa is a modern Sāmoan language resource. Designed for both classroom and personal use, it features: a methodical approach suitable for all ages; an emphasis on patterns of speech and communication through practice and examples; 10 practical dialogues covering everyday social situations; an introduction to the wider culture of fa'asamoa through photographs; more than 950 exercises to reinforce comprehension; a glossary of all Sāmoan words used in the coursebook; and information on dowloadable oral skills information is listed.

Historical Dictionary Of Polynesia

Author: Robert D. Craig
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810867729
Size: 32.63 MB
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Features entries on political, historical, and social topics that have defined Polynesia's thirteen island states, in addition to significant figures, places, rituals, and organizations.

Book Print In New Zealand

Author: Douglas Ross Harvey
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9780864733313
Size: 58.94 MB
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A guide to print culture in Aotearoa, the impact of the book and other forms of print on New Zealand. This collection of essays by many contributors looks at the effect of print on Maori and their oral traditions, printing, publishing, bookselling, libraries, buying and collecting, readers and reading, awards, and the print culture of many other language groups in New Zealand.

Language Description History And Development

Author: Jeff Siegel
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027292949
Size: 12.44 MB
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This volume in memory of Terry Crowley covers a wide range of languages: Australian, Oceanic, Pidgins and Creoles, and varieties of English. Part I, Linguistic Description and Typology, includes chapters on topics such as complex predicates and verb serialization, noun incorporation, possessive classifiers, diphthongs, accent patterns, modals in Australian English and directional terms in atoll-based languages. Part II, Historical Linguistics and Linguistic History, ranges from the reconstruction of Australian languages, to reflexes of Proto-Oceanic, to the lexicon of early Melanesian Pidgin. Part III, Language Development and Linguistic Applications, comprises studies of lexicography, language in education, and language endangerment and language revival, spanning the Pacific from South Australia and New Zealand to Melanesia and on to Colombia. The volume will whet the appetite of anyone interested in the latest linguistic research in this richly multilingual part of the globe.

Samoan Reference Grammar

Author: Ulrike Mosel
Publisher: A Scandinavian University Press Publication
ISBN:
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Samoan Reference Grammar is the first extensive grammar of Samoan, by number of speakers the largest Polynesian language. The grammar is divided into eighteen chapters which cover phonetics, phonology, and orthography, word classification and morphology, the syntax of various types of phrases, simple clause structure, nominalization, dependent clauses, coordination, and finally, case marking and grammatical relations. The descriptive framework is not tied to a particular linguistic theory, but is based on the empirical findings of linguistic typology during the last two decades. The grammar is descriptive in the sense that it takes the Samoan ways of expression as the starting point of analysis and describes the meanings which are encoded by the various types of construction.

Samoan Art And Artists

Author: Sean Mallon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780824826758
Size: 60.78 MB
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"Samoan Art and Artists is a wide-ranging survey of both the traditional and contemporary arts of Samoa. The author has drawn on an extensive research base to present a contemporary and accessible picture of a vibrant culture. The book has a broad sweep, covering all facets of the Samoan arts, including canoe and house building, siapo (tapa) weaving, tattooing, oratory, adornment, all forms of performance art, the visual arts, and literature. An important feature of the book is the inclusion of profiles of living practitioners, both from Samoa and the large Samoan communities in other Pacific countries."--Publisher description.

Pacific Studies

Author: Polynesian Cultural Center (Laie, Honolulu, Hawaii)
Publisher:
ISBN:
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New Zealand Books In Print

Author: Bowker
Publisher: Bowker-Saur
ISBN: 9781864520163
Size: 29.99 MB
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More than 20,000 titles from New Zealand & the surrounding Pacific Islands can be located by title, publisher, & subject in this key resource. Also serving as a comprehensive directory to the region's publishing & bookselling industry, NEW ZEALAND BOOKS IN PRINT lists book, video, & audiocassette distributors; book trade associations; literary awards; agents; booksellers; libraries; & others. From D.W. Thorpe.