O si Manu a Alii: A Text for the Advanced Study of Samoan Language and Culture
- About the Book
'O si Manu a Ali'i is the first comprehensive guide for teachers of Samoan oratory and the Samoan language of respect. It is also an authoritative resource book for students of the language. The author's insightful descriptions of Samoan culture provide the necessary social contexts for learning these important speech registers.
Text in Samoan
- 'Aumua Mata'itusi Simanu is a lifelong educator and scholar of the Samoan language and culture. She worked for the Department of Education in Samoa for forty-five years. Since 1987 she has been teaching Samoan oratory and history at the University of Hawai'i.