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A Dictionary of the Hawaiian Language (review)

A Dictionary of the Hawaiian Language (review) Book Reviews Lorrin Andrews. 2003. A Dictionary of the Hawaiian Language. Waipahu, Hawai`i: Island Heritage Publishing. xxvii + 567 pp. ISBN 0-89610-374-9. US$19.99, cloth; $12.99, paper. Hawaiian, a member of the Polynesian language family, is both an of²cial language of the state of Hawai`i and a cornerstone of the movement within Hawai`i to retain and strengthen an indigenous presence. Educational programs in Hawaiian serve as models and goals to other indigenous groups within the United States who want to ensure that their own languages will not be lost. Concurrently there is signi²cant cross-fertilization with innovations in Mâori language development and programs, including the development of words for modern concepts. Given the ever-growing interest in Hawaiian, Island Heritage Publishing has republished Lorrin Andrews's 1865 classic work, A Dictionary of the Hawaiian Language. As the ²rst full dictionary of the language, it has long been regarded as an indispensable primary source for scholars of language and history. This reprint makes available to the general public a reasonably priced readable version. The 2003 Island Heritage version of this dictionary is illustrated and freshly introduced. Noenoe Silva provides an insightful introduction pointing out how the contrast of political climates and value systems http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Oceanic Linguistics University of Hawai'I Press

A Dictionary of the Hawaiian Language (review)

Oceanic Linguistics , Volume 42 (2) – Dec 30, 2003

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Book Reviews Lorrin Andrews. 2003. A Dictionary of the Hawaiian Language. Waipahu, Hawai`i: Island Heritage Publishing. xxvii + 567 pp. ISBN 0-89610-374-9. US$19.99, cloth; $12.99, paper. Hawaiian, a member of the Polynesian language family, is both an of²cial language of the state of Hawai`i and a cornerstone of the movement within Hawai`i to retain and strengthen an indigenous presence. Educational programs in Hawaiian serve as models and goals to other indigenous groups within the United States who want to ensure that their own languages will not be lost. Concurrently there is signi²cant cross-fertilization with innovations in Mâori language development and programs, including the development of words for modern concepts. Given the ever-growing interest in Hawaiian, Island Heritage Publishing has republished Lorrin Andrews's 1865 classic work, A Dictionary of the Hawaiian Language. As the ²rst full dictionary of the language, it has long been regarded as an indispensable primary source for scholars of language and history. This reprint makes available to the general public a reasonably priced readable version. The 2003 Island Heritage version of this dictionary is illustrated and freshly introduced. Noenoe Silva provides an insightful introduction pointing out how the contrast of political climates and value systems

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Oceanic LinguisticsUniversity of Hawai'I Press

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