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Language in a Fijian village : an ethnolinguistic study

Schmidt, Annette


This thesis investigates sociolinguistic variation in the Fijian village of Waitabu. The aim is to investigate how particular uses, functions and varieties of language relate to social patterns and modes of interaction. ┬ĚThe investigation focuses on the various ways of speaking which characterise the Waitabu repertoire, and attempts to explicate basic sociolinguistic principles and norms for contextually appropriate behaviour.The general purpose is to explicate what the outsider needs to know...[Show more]

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Date published: 1988-09
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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