ERIC Number: ED033334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Samoan Dictionary; Samoan-English, English-Samoan.
This Samoan-English/English-Samoan dictionary is prefaced by a short history of this work, an introduction to the phonology, pronunciation, orthography and grammar of Samoan, and a discussion of the scope and format of the volume. Entries are followed by grammatical category, gloss, variations in form, and illustrations of usage. Where relevant, the author has indicated the formalized stylistic level to which certain categories of words belong. Oratory is illustrated through proverbial sayings, and zoological as well as botanical information is also provided. (The author was commissioned in 1955 by the Governments of Western Samoa and American Samoa to undertake this work.) (AMM)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Dictionaries, English, History, Language Styles, Phonology, Pronunciation, Samoan, Writing (Composition)
Oxford University Press, Ely House, London W. 1, England ($3.50).
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