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Ka ngaro te reo : Māori language under siege in the nineteenth century / Paul Moon.

Author/Creator:
Moon, Paul, author.
Publication:
Dunedin, New Zealand : Otago University Press, 2016.
Format/Description:
Book
335 pages ; 23 cm
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Subjects:
Maori language -- New Zealand -- History -- 19th century.
Language attrition -- New Zealand -- History -- 19th century.
Language maintenance -- New Zealand -- History -- 19th century.
Language maintenance.
Maori language.
New Zealand.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"In 1800, te reo Māori was the only language spoken in New Zealand. By 1899, it was on the verge of disappearing altogether. In "Ka ngaro te reo", Paul Moon traces the spiralling decline of the language during an era of prolonged colonisation that saw political, economic, cultural and linguistic power shifting steadily into the hands of the European core. In this revelatory and hard-hitting account, Moon draws on a vast range of published and archival material, as well as oral histories and contemporary Māori accounts, to chart the tortuous journey of a language under seige in a relentless European campaign to "save the Māori Race". He also chronicles the growing committment among many Māori towards the end of the nineteenth century to ensure that the language would survive"--Back cover.
Contents:
'He taonga tuku iho ngā tūpuna' 1800
'A strange medley': end of eighteenth century to 1814
'E mate ana mātou i te pukapuka kore': 1815 to mid 1830s
'A mere language of tradition': mid 1830s to c. 1850
'Forge a way forward': 1850s to 1860s
Ngā At̄ete: 1870s to 1890s
Te reo Māori in 1899.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
9781927322413
1927322413
OCLC:
950961796