This book "fills the unquestionable need for a comprehensive and up-to-date handbook on the fast-developing field of pragmatics" and "includes contributions from many of the principal figures in a wide variety of fields of pragmatic research as well as some up-and-coming pragmatists."
This book is a language textbook for people who want to learn to communicate in Samoan. It is suitable for self-instruction and is also a useful handbook for teaching Samoan. Each lesson contains dialogues and phrases for various kinds of important everyday situations, with grammatical explanations and exercises. The book concludes with a key to exercises and Samoan-English and English-Samoan glossaries.