Finu' Chamorro for Beginners (Paperback)

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Finu' Chamorro for Beginners offers comprehensive and practical lessons and language drills for anyone interested in becoming more confident and proficient in speaking the Chamorro language. Students of all levels will enjoy its easy-to-follow lesson plans on pronouns, sentence structure, verbs, and vocabulary. Content and lessons go beyond language and orthography rules to present the learner with insight into the Chamorro people's rich traditions. The publication serves both as a textbook for two college-level semesters of beginning Chamorro language instruction and as a workbook with activities intended to help students develop their ability to read, write, and speak in Chamorro.

About the Author

Faye Francisca Untalan, MSW, MPH, Ph.D. is a pioneer and leading expert on Chamorro Culture and diaspora in the United States. She grew up in Guam during the Second World War and experienced the hardships of its aftermath. She is the mother of seven children, whom she raised while completing her graduate studies at the University of Southern California and the University of California at Los Angeles, where she received her doctorate in social welfare and health policy. Her dissertation focused on migration and adaptation of Chamorros in California in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Dr. Untalan was a strong voice for Chamorros at the First National Conference on Asian American Mental Health, the President's Commission on Mental Health, and the California State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights in the 1970s. She also served on several national committees advocating for Chamorros and Pacific Islanders, including the US President's Commission on Mental Health, and the US Census Bureau Advisory Committee on Racial and Ethnic Populations from 1980 through 2000, where she advocated for Chamorro complete counts and the accurate identification of Chamorros across the diaspora. She believes language is the embodiment of culture. In 1995, she established the Chamorro language program at the University of Hawai'i under the auspices of the Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures program and has worked tirelessly to ensure that her children, and other Chamorros across the United States, are connected to the Chamorro culture through language.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781935198703
ISBN-10: 193519870X
Publisher: University of Guam Press
Publication Date: January 19th, 2024
Pages: 468
Language: English

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