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Author Harlow, Ray.

Title Māori : a linguistic introduction / Ray Harlow.

Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 241 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-238) and index.
Contents Maori literature and literature on Maori -- A brief history of Maori --Regional variation in Maori -- The phonology of Maori -- The morphology of Maori -- The syntax of Maori -- The sociolinguistic situation of Maori.
Summary Mäori, the indigenous language of New Zealand, is an endangered, minority language, with an important role in the culture and identity of the Mäori community. This comprehensive overview looks at all aspects of the Mäori language: its history, its dialects, its sounds and grammar, its current status and the efforts being made by the Mäori community and the state to ensure its survival. Central chapters provide an overall sketch of the structure of Mäori 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.
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Subject Maori language.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic book.
Other Form: Print version: Harlow, Ray. Māori. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007 9780521808613 0521808618 (OCoLC)76798219
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