Māori

Māori

A Linguistic Introduction

Book - 2007
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"Māori, the indigenous language of New Zealand, is an endangered, minority language, with an important role in the culture and identity of the Māori community. This comprehensive overview looks at all aspects of the Māori language: its history, its dialects, its sounds and grammar, its current status, and the efforts being made by the Māori community and the state to ensure its survival. Central chapters provide an overall sketch of the structure of Māori while highlighting those aspects which have been the subject of detailed linguistic analysis - particularly phonology (sound structure) and morphology (word structure). Though addressed primarily to those with some knowledge of linguistics, this book describes a language with a wealth of interesting features. It will interest anyone wishing to study the structure of a minority language, in fields as diverse as typology, sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology, as well as all those interested in endangered languages and their preservation."--Book jacket.
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Branch Call Number: 499.442 HAR
Characteristics: xiv, 241 p. :,ill., maps ;,24 cm.
Notes: Author is a Professor of Linguistics at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 224-238) and index.

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