By R. M. W. Dixon
The folk who stay within the Boumaa sector of the Fijian island of Taveuni converse a dialect of Fijian that's jointly intelligible with normal Fijian, the 2 differing as a lot possibly as do the yank and British kinds of English. in the course of 1985, R. M. W. Dixon—one of the main insightful of linguists engaged in descriptive reviews today—lived within the village of Waitabu and studied the language spoken there. He present in Boumaa Fijian a wealth of awesome gains unknown in generally studied languages and at the foundation of his fieldwork ready this grammar.Fijian is an agglutinating language, one within which phrases are shaped through the profligate combining of morphemes. There aren't any case inflections, and stressful and point as proven by means of self reliant clitics or phrases inside of a predicate advanced. such a lot verbs are available in either transitive and intransitive kinds, and nouns may be increase on a regular basis from verbal components and verbs from nouns. The language can also be marked by way of a hugely built pronoun process 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 provides an outline of the grammar. In succeeding chapters, he examines a couple of grammatical subject matters in higher aspect, together with clause and word constitution, verbal syntax, deictics, and anaphora. the amount additionally contains 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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