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Mäori, the indigenous language of New Zealand, is an endangered, minority language, with an important role in the Mäori community's culture and identity. This comprehensive overview looks at all aspects of the Mäori language: its history, its dialects, its sounds and grammar, and the efforts being made by its speakers to ensure its survival. A succinct survey of a language with a wealth of interesting features, it will interest anyone wishing to study the structure of a minority language, as well as those interested in endangered languages and their preservation.Read more
- Only book which brings together a discussion of all aspects of Mäori - history, dialects, sounds, grammar and status
- Contains an exhaustive bibliography of literature on the language
- Author is, through his own experience and involvement with Mäori, uniquely placed to provide an authoritative and personal overview of the language
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Review of the hardback: ' … readable and stimulating … a good and handy introduction to the linguistic research on Maori.' The Linguist List
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- Date Published: April 2007
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9780511271083
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
2. A brief history of Mäori
3. Regional variation in Mäori
4. The phonology of Mäori
5. The morphology of Mäori
6. The syntax of Mäori
7. The sociolinguistic situation of Mäori.
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