Published in two volumes: the first in 1980, and the supplement published in 1990. The second volume provides an English-Trukese index, or finderlist, for the Trukese-English of the first volume and a concordance of roots, including what appear to be complex words that cannot be analyzed into constituent elements.
Kapingamarangi Lexicon by Michael D. Lieber; Kalio H. Dikepa
"Explores the extraordinary successes of the ancient voyaging peoples who first settled the Central Pacific islands some 2000 years ago. To describe and explain Micronesian societies, this book presents an overview of the region. It also considers scholarly debate about whether Micronesia actually exists as a genuine and meaningful region." [publisher's description]
"Intended for westerners who find themselves in contact with Micronesians--as teachers, social workers, health-care providers, or simply as friends. The book attempts to explain island behavior against the over-riding pattern of values and attitudes that have always guided island life." [publisher's description]
What allows certain individuals and groups to maintain control over the actions and lives of others? Linguistic anthropologist Elizabeth Keating went to the island of Pohnpei, in Micronesia, and studied how people use language and other semiotic codes to reproduce and manipulate status differences. The result is this inside view of how language works to create power and social inequality. This book challenges widely held theories on the nature of social stratification, including women's roles in creating hierarchy.
"Collects and reconstructs the old religions of preindustrial
Micronesia. Draws mostly from written sources from the turn of the nineteenth century and the period immediately after World War II. A detailed introduction and overview of Micronesian religion are followed by separate chapters detailing religion in the Chuukic-speaking islands, Pohnpei, Kosrae, the Marshall Islands, Yap, Palau, Kiribati, and
Nauru." [publisher's description]
The New Shape of Old Island Cultures: a half century of social change in Micronesia by Francis X. Hezel
"The years since World War II have brought unprecedented social change to Micronesia. Now, drawing on over four decades of experience living and working in the region, the author assess the most striking changes to have swept over the islands since the 1950s." [publisher's description]
Examines the extent to which local understandings of pain's characteristics are personalized by individual sufferers, shedding important new light on how pain is implicated in the fashioning of particular Yapese understandings of ethical subjectivity and right action. Includes a brief note on Yapese orthography and a glossary of relevant Yapese terms.
Provides basic reference material on Micronesia, a region encompassing a vast area of the tropical western Pacific Ocean. Includes the Mariana, Caroline, Marshall, and Gilbert islands and the island nation of Nauru.