[An-lang] Tuvalu

Ross Clark (ARTS DALSL) r.clark at auckland.ac.nz
Tue Mar 15 00:04:20 UTC 2005


You don't say if your friend is a linguist, or what they want the
material for. However...
There's a large (and very expensive) reference grammar by Niko Besnier
(Routledge, 2000).
A Tuvaluan-English dictionary by Geoffrey W.Jackson is also probably
still available. (Published Suva, 2001, address Box 23, Suva, Fiji.)
Other material would include various papers by Besnier (mainly
ethno-linguistic in content), who also prepared a dictionary and course
materials for the Peace Corps (1981), a dictionary by Jay Noricks
(1982)which is apparently still available photocopied from HRAF
(http://www.yale.edu/hraf/publications_body_completepublist.htm); Peter
Ranby's Nanumea Lexicon (Pacific Linguistics, 1980) -- this must be some
kind of record for dictionaries per capita. Oh yes, Geoff & Jenny
Jackson have also published "An Introduction to Tuvaluan" (Oceania
Printers, Suva, 1999)-- a 60-page intro for non-linguists; and in the
same vein we should not forget Donald Gilbert Kennedy's "Te Ngangana a
te Tuvalu" (Sydney, 1945), a brave first attempt at an elementary

Ross Clark

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> Subject: [An-lang] Tuvalu
> Could someone please point me in the direction of linguistic
> resources
> for Tuvalu?  A friend not on the list wants to know of things
> and I have
> no knowledge of anything published on them.
> Thanks in advance.
> Danny Long
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