This book presents a new theory of grammatical categories - the Universal Spine Hypothesis - and reinforces generative notions of Universal Grammar while accommodating insights from linguistic typology.
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.