Fiji Islands LanguageFiji-islands Language
Linguistic planning and policy in the Pacific: Fiji, the Philippines and....
Mr Richard B. Baldauf, Jr. est professeur associé pour TESOL an der School of Education de l'Université du Queensland et Mitglied des Vorstandes der International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA). His work has appeared in many peer-reviewed periodicals and textbooks. Mr. Kaplan is Professor Emeritus of Applied Linguistics at the University of Southern California.
Mr. Bishop has authored a number of reference publications and essays and has authored several specialized papers for the U.S. and other governments. A founder editor of the Annual Review of Applied Linguistics and a member of the editorship of the first and second issues of the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2002).
He has also published the Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics. Previously, le président de l'Association nationale des étudiants étrangers, du TESOL et de l'Association américaine de linguistique appliquée.
The Fiji Story, Language and Culture
It has come a long way since Europe's sailboats called the "cannibal islands" when sailors were careful to avoid their coasts because of their wild soldiers and malicious seas. There is little known about the island' s inhabitants before the Europeans arrived in the middle of the seventeenth cent.
This destabilized the economies, leading to serious frictions between Fijians and Europeans. Fiji became a UK settlement in 1874. Many Indian labourers were brought in to create a planted agriculture that takes into account the current ethnical composition of the islands. But Fiji's policy should not be anything but steady, as tensions between Fijians and Indo-Fijians have dominated policy in recent years and led to several war putsches over the past 30 years.
It was proclaimed a state after a military coup in 1987 and in 2006 the then Fijian prime minister, Ratu Josefa Iloilo, abandoned the state' s constitutional provisions and named himself chief of state in early 2009. Fiji was later that year the first to be excluded from the Pacific Island Forum; a few month later Fiji was excluded from the Commonwealth of Nations because Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama declined to stand for election until 2010.
Years of delay led to the adoption of a new constitution and in September 2014 an election was eventually called, with Bainimarama's FijiFirst faction achieving a sweeping win with 59.2 percent of the votes when Fiji was returned to the Commonwealth. It may not come as a surprise that Fiji has relatively large military resources - almost 4000 military personnel and seamen with a further 6000 reserve troops - and has helped with several UN peace-keeping outings.
- Fiji's populations have the highest percentage of practitioners in the whole wide region, about 34. Fiji's 1997 constitution guaranteed religious liberty. The Fijian are very hospitable and the visitor often experiences a sense of serenity. If you approach the town, you should not go in immediately, but rather you should await being welcomed. Guests who will be welcomed by the boss will receive a tour leader and guestan.
Please also note: people should be modest and not wearing trousers or caps, and ladies should not have their naked collars; footwear should always be taken off when they enter the home or other rural buildings; people should talk quietly and not exalt their voice too much, as this can be seen as an expression of angermat; they should not walk into the door; they should not walk or walk;
Attendees should show respectfulness, but be careful with compliments, because Fijian people will be obligated to give away an item if the visitor likes it too much; Fijian people will always ask the visitor to stick with them or to dine; attendees who are in the town for a day should give their guest a useful present of similar value for each member of the group; cash is reasonable if it is given as farewell sevenusevu and not as immediate remuneration.