Te Tahu o te Reo/ Topics in the Structure of Maori Language

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Te Tahu o te Reo/ Topics in the Structure of Maori Language

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Indigenous Studies, Maori, Pacific Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MAOR 211

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course provides an introduction to linguistic themes and the linguistic description of the Maori language, through the medium of te reo Maori, for competent Maori speakers. It concentrates on the analysis of the structure of Maori sentences and the critical analysis of elements of grammar fundamental to the fabric of the Maori language. MAOR 322 focusses on aspects of linguistic themes and concepts particularly relevant to speakers of Maori, including language change.

    Learning Objectives
    Students who pass this course should be able to:
    1 analyse simple M?ori sentences into their constituent phrases, and identify the grammatical function of those phrases
    2 analyse at least some types of complex M?ori sentences into their constituent clauses and phrases, and understand the relationships between the parts identified
    3 understand and use appropriately the basic terminology for the description of language structure
    4 read some published linguistic descriptions of M?ori with understanding
    5 follow linguistic arguments about the structure of some M?ori constructions, and construct simple arguments themselves, and
    6 participate in discussions about the structure of the M?ori language

    100% internal assessment.

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