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Attitudes of NZ youth to Māori-language revitalization

What do young people think about the future of te reo Māori?

Nathan Albury is undertaking research on “folk linguistics”, that is, what do ordinary people think about language use.  Nathan was formerly here at Te Tumu, but is now close to completing his PhD at the University of Oslo on folk linguistics relating to the revitalization of te reo Māori in New Zealand, and the Saami language in Norway.  Te Tumu’s Dr Lyn Carter remains as one of his supervisors.

Nathan has recently written a short pamphlet with some of his findings relating to te reo Māori.  He has circulated it to government departments and political parties.  In particular he has had a good response from Education Minister Hon. Hekia Parata, and from the Green Party.  Click on the link to read Nathan’s pamphlet.Tō Tātou Reo