Tohi vagahau niue: Niue Language Dictionary

SPERLICH Wolfgang (editor) [Other titles by this author]

ISBN: 9780824819330

Hawaii University Press 1997 1st Edition

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'In the most essential aspects of its content, this is a splendid book' - Oceanic Linguistics, 1998 Tohi Vagahau Niue is a significant new dictionary detailing the Polynesian language of Niue, and will benefit Niuean studies for years to come. While its main aim is to be a repository for native speakers, it will also serve a wider linguistic audience, including comparativists and theorists in lexicography. Detailed 'user notes' introduce the reader to the basic challenges in Niuean lexicography and grammar. With some 10,000 Niuean word entries, the present dictionary is a significant expansion on an earlier work. The Niuean contributors took great care to present their language as a living entity while preserving its valuable past, but they are also aware of its uncertain future. Language revival is essential to preserve a linguistic Pacific jewel, and as such the new dictionary will lend status to Niuean language studies as well as be an invaluable help in using Niuean confidently in everyday life. Distributed for the Government of Niue

225 x 155mm


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