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Pocket Hawaiian grammar: A reference grammar in dictionary form (review)

Pocket Hawaiian grammar: A reference grammar in dictionary form (review) Book Reviews Albert J. Schütz, Gary N. Kahâho`omalu Kanada, and Kenneth William Cook. 2005. Pocket Hawaiian grammar: A reference grammar in dictionary form. Waipahu, Hawai`i: Island Heritage. xx + 226 pp. ISBN: 1-59700-176-7. $8.99, paper. Like Mâori and a few other Polynesian languages, Hawaiian has been the subject of descriptive accounts for the best part of two centuries.1 Again like Mâori, and to a rather lesser extent Tahitian, Hawaiian is a language intensively studied at schools and universities, with a high proportion of its modern speakers having acquired the language through such formal study. These learners have to contend with texts and reference books that make use of a number of different approaches, terminologies, and paradigms. The Pocket Hawaiian Grammar (PHG) is best regarded as a key to these various descriptive treatments of Hawaiian, both grammatical and lexical, and to the terminology and grammatical models used in them. It is not, nor does it claim to be, a full descriptive grammar of Hawaiian, and the serious student cannot dispense with standard works such as Elbert (1979), Hawkins (1979), and Pukui and Elbert (1986), or the many other works, both older grammars and more detailed treatments of speci²c phenomena http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Oceanic Linguistics University of Hawai'I Press

Pocket Hawaiian grammar: A reference grammar in dictionary form (review)

Oceanic Linguistics , Volume 46 (1) – Jul 30, 2007

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Book Reviews Albert J. Schütz, Gary N. Kahâho`omalu Kanada, and Kenneth William Cook. 2005. Pocket Hawaiian grammar: A reference grammar in dictionary form. Waipahu, Hawai`i: Island Heritage. xx + 226 pp. ISBN: 1-59700-176-7. $8.99, paper. Like Mâori and a few other Polynesian languages, Hawaiian has been the subject of descriptive accounts for the best part of two centuries.1 Again like Mâori, and to a rather lesser extent Tahitian, Hawaiian is a language intensively studied at schools and universities, with a high proportion of its modern speakers having acquired the language through such formal study. These learners have to contend with texts and reference books that make use of a number of different approaches, terminologies, and paradigms. The Pocket Hawaiian Grammar (PHG) is best regarded as a key to these various descriptive treatments of Hawaiian, both grammatical and lexical, and to the terminology and grammatical models used in them. It is not, nor does it claim to be, a full descriptive grammar of Hawaiian, and the serious student cannot dispense with standard works such as Elbert (1979), Hawkins (1979), and Pukui and Elbert (1986), or the many other works, both older grammars and more detailed treatments of speci²c phenomena

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Oceanic LinguisticsUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 30, 2007

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