'O Faia Fa'atumua O Samoa Mai Tala O Le Vavau (Nflrc Monographs)

'O Faia Fa'atumua O Samoa Mai Tala O Le Vavau (Nflrc Monographs) by 'Aumua Mata'itusi Simanu, Aumua Mataitusi Sima Papalii 0980045991 9780980045994
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More so than most other Polynesian languages, the Samoan language is highly stratified. The common spoken form of Samoan used among friends and peers, for example, would be inappropriate for public speaking at both traditional and non-traditional gatherings. At these kinds of events, Gagana Faaaloalo (Respect Language) and Gagana Faafailauga (Chiefly Language/Oratory) are used. Both of these speech registers interweave into the language references to Samoan history, genealogies, and, more recently, the Christian bible. The first book in this series, o si manu a alii, was written primarily to provide linguistic background for these registers. This second book, O Faia Faatumua o Samoa mai Tala o le Vavau, provides the core knowledge necessary to understand the high level of interplay in Samoan oratory between language and history.      

Author: 'Aumua Mata'itusi Simanu

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 268

Publisher: National Foreign Language Resource Center

Publication Date: 2011-05-01


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