Te Aukorimiha, Te Auripomiha o te Reo/ The Social and Political Development of the Maori Language

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Te Aukorimiha, Te Auripomiha o te Reo/ The Social and Political Development of the 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

    40 pts from MAOR 100-199, including 20 pts from MAOR 101, 102, 111, 112

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    The course includes socio-linguistic, educational and psychological theories related to language revitalisation, planning, policy and management. MAOR 222 will also examine Maori language revitalisation initiatives and the impact those initiatives have made on the social and political development of the language, with a comparative analysis of indigenous language revitalisation movements.

    Learning Objectives
    Students who pass this course will be able to:
    1 describe the principal elements of the pre-history of the M?ori language and have a general understanding of the kind of evidence used in language reconstruction
    2 understand the general influences and processes contributing to language shift, maintenance and loss, and understand how these are manifested in the development of M?ori language
    3 describe and evaluate significant M?ori and government activities in M?ori language revitalisation
    4 read with understanding scholarly works on language shift in other parts of the world, and relate the information there to the situation in New Zealand
    5 understand the importance and key components of Language Planning and Policy, and
    6 provide knowledgeable input into wider community debate on issues
    pertaining to the maintenance of the M?ori language and its future place in New Zealand.

    In-class test 1- 10%
    Essay 1- 25%
    Group Presentation- 255
    Essay 2- 30%
    In-class test 2- 10%

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