ERIC Number: ED125285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Kusaiean Reference Grammar. PALI Language Texts: Micronesia.
This reference grammar is the first substantial work on Kusaiean. It is intended as a comprehensive, although not definitive, description of Kusaiean. It is primarily intended for use by high school teachers of Kusaiean who are native speakers but who may not be trained linguists. Therefore, the text has been prepared with a minimum of technical linguistic terms, and with definitions and explanations for those terms which are used. The description of Kusaiean does not follow any special theoretical model, but is structured to describe the particular phonology, morphology, and syntax of Kusaiean in the most comprehensive, detailed, and accurate way. Because of the pioneering nature of this work, it is believed to be of great utility in comparative and historical studies of Austronesian linguistics, and in testing theories of linguistic description. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Descriptive Linguistics, Determiners (Languages), Form Classes (Languages), Grammar, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Patterns, Language Teachers, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Morphology (Languages), Morphophonemics, Phonetics, Phonology, Reference Materials, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Sentence Structure, Structural Analysis, Suprasegmentals, Syntax
University Press of Hawaii, 2840 Kolowalu Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 ($12.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. East-West Center.; Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Social Sciences and Linguistics Inst.