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Gagana Samoa

Gagana Samoa: A Samoan Language Coursebook. Revised Edition

Galumalemana Afeleti Hunkin
Copyright Date: 2009
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    Gagana Samoa
    Book Description:

    Gagana Samoa is a modern Samoan language resource. Designed for both classroom and personal use, it features a methodical approach suitable for all ages; an emphasis on patterns of speech and communication through practice and examples; 10 practical dialogues covering everyday social situations; an introduction to the wider culture of fa‘asamoa through photographs; more than 150 exercises to reinforce comprehension; a glossary of all Samoan words used in the coursebook; oral skills supplemented with audio files available on a separate CD or for download or streaming on the web.

    eISBN: 978-0-8248-6260-2
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. Foreword
    (pp. ix-ix)
    Paul Reeves

    The way we order our lives and understand what is happening to us flows out of our culture. Culture is the collective memory, experience, and hope of a group of people. It is something which they have inherited, and it is something which they share.

    Language is the key to any culture. If you lose the language, your grasp of the culture is weak. In fact, you will lose it. I welcome this Samoan Language Coursebook especially if it helps Samoan people become stronger within their culture.

    New Zealand is a country of many cultures. Samoan culture is a great...

  4. Acknowledgments
    (pp. xi-xii)
    Galumalemana Afeleti Hunkin
  5. Introduction
    (pp. xiii-xvi)

    Gagana Sāmoais a modern language resource for the learning and the teaching of the Samoan language. It is designed for both personal and classroom use. The book is aimed at Samoans born outside of Sāmoa in countries such as New Zealand, the United States of America, Australia, etc., who are searching for their cultural identity in an adopted land. It is also for anyone else who wants to learn Samoan.

    Language is the core of Samoan culture, and this resource hopefully will encourage and stimulate a better understanding of Samoan values through the study of language in all students....

  6. LESONA 1 Pronunciation
    (pp. 1-6)
  7. LESONA 2 Greetings
    (pp. 7-10)
  8. LESONA 3 This, That, These, Those
    (pp. 11-18)
  9. LESONA 4 Articles
    (pp. 19-22)
  10. LESONA 5 Revision
    (pp. 23-24)
  11. LESONA 6 The Negative
    (pp. 25-27)
  12. LESONA 7 Adjectives
    (pp. 28-31)
  13. LESONA 8 Simple Commands
    (pp. 32-36)
  14. LESONA 9 Locating Objects or People
    (pp. 37-40)
  15. LESONA 10 Numbers
    (pp. 41-45)
  16. LESONA 11 Statements—the Word ‘O
    (pp. 46-48)
  17. LESONA 12 Telling the Time
    (pp. 49-50)
  18. LESONA 13 The House
    (pp. 51-54)
  19. LESONA 14 Days of the Week, Months of the Year
    (pp. 55-58)
  20. LESONA 15 Verbs
    (pp. 59-61)
  21. LESONA 16 Verb Tenses
    (pp. 62-66)
  22. LESONA 17 Verb Usage
    (pp. 67-71)
  23. LESONA 18 Negative of the Tenses
    (pp. 72-73)
  24. LESONA 19 Personal Pronouns
    (pp. 74-75)
  25. LESONA 20 Pronoun Usage
    (pp. 76-82)
  26. LESONA 21 Possessive Pronouns
    (pp. 83-89)
  27. LESONA 22 More on Adjectives
    (pp. 90-92)
  28. LESONA 23 Buying and Selling
    (pp. 93-95)
  29. LESONA 24 The Verb ‘To Be’
    (pp. 96-99)
  30. LESONA 25 The Structure ‘To Have’
    (pp. 100-102)
  31. LESONA 26 Word order in Samoan Sentences
    (pp. 103-106)
  32. LESONA 27 The Relative Particle Ai
    (pp. 107-111)
  33. LESONA 28 Conjunctions
    (pp. 112-115)
  34. LESONA 29 Ten Useful Conversations
    (pp. 116-124)
  35. LESONA 30 Songs, Rhymes, Riddles, Puzzles
    (pp. 125-130)
  36. LESONA 31 Revision
    (pp. 131-136)
  37. Answers to Exercises
    (pp. 137-160)
  38. Glossary / ‘Upu Ma Uiga
    (pp. 161-178)
  39. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 179-180)
  40. Back Matter
    (pp. 181-185)