By R. M. W. Dixon
The folk who reside within the Boumaa sector of the Fijian island of Taveuni converse a dialect of Fijian that's together intelligible with typical Fijian, the 2 differing as a lot probably 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 reports today—lived within the village of Waitabu and studied the language spoken there. He present in Boumaa Fijian a wealth of remarkable positive factors unknown in typically studied languages and at the foundation of his fieldwork ready this grammar.Fijian is an agglutinating language, one during which phrases are shaped through the profligate combining of morphemes. There are not any case inflections, and demanding and point as proven by means of autonomous clitics or phrases inside of a predicate advanced. such a lot verbs are available either transitive and intransitive kinds, and nouns should be building up frequently from verbal elements and verbs from nouns. The language can also be marked via a hugely built pronoun procedure and by way of a vocabulary wealthy in parts 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 summary of the grammar. In succeeding chapters, he examines a couple of grammatical subject matters in larger element, together with clause and word constitution, verbal syntax, deictics, and anaphora. the quantity 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 is predicated.
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