New Marshallese grammar book

Alfred Capelle, Chair of the Marshall Islands’ Customary Law and Language Commission, recently presented the new book titled Marshallese Reference Grammar to President Hilda Heine at the President’s Office, and also delivered a copy to Education Minister Wilbur Heine and Public School System Commissioner Evelyn Konou.

Capelle co-authors the book along with Byron W. Bender, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Louise Pagotto, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Kapiolani Community College in Honolulu.

The book is the “result of a long and sustained effort, inexorably entwined with that of the Marshallese-English Dictionary, published in 1976.”

Description of Marshallese Reference Grammar can be viewed here: