By R. M. W. Dixon
The folks who reside within the Boumaa zone of the Fijian island of Taveuni converse a dialect of Fijian that's together intelligible with ordinary Fijian, the 2 differing as a lot possibly as do the yankee and British kinds of English. in the course of 1985, R. M. W. Dixon—one of the main insightful of linguists engaged in descriptive experiences today—lived within the village of Waitabu and studied the language spoken there. He present in Boumaa Fijian a wealth of outstanding beneficial properties unknown in generally studied languages and at the foundation of his fieldwork ready this grammar.Fijian is an agglutinating language, one during which phrases are shaped via the profligate combining of morphemes. There aren't any case inflections, and stressful and point as proven via self sustaining clitics or phrases inside a predicate complicated. such a lot verbs are available either transitive and intransitive kinds, and nouns may be increase usually from verbal components and verbs from nouns. The language is additionally marked by means of a hugely built pronoun approach and through a vocabulary wealthy in components of social significance.In the hole chapters, Dixon describes the Islands' political, social, and linguistic association, outlines the details of Fijian phonology, and offers an outline of the grammar. In succeeding chapters, he examines a couple of grammatical themes in larger aspect, together with clause and word constitution, verbal syntax, deictics, and anaphora. the amount additionally encompasses a complete vocabulary of all types taken care of in dialogue and 3 of the fifteen texts recorded from monolingual village elders on which the grammar relies.
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