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Māori and New Zealand English (MAONZE)

Research Group Summary

The MAONZE group studies sound change over time in the Māori language. We have studied the Māori and English pronunciation of 3 groups of men: Mobile Unit (MU) speakers born in the 1880s, Kaumatua (K) born in the 1920s and 30s and young (Y) speakers born in the 1970s and 80s. The Y speakers are first (L1Y) and second (L2Y) language speakers of Maori. Current work involves analysis of the speech of women and study of changes to the rhythm of Māori.

Key Contact

Members - UC Staff

Members - Non-UC Staff

  • Ray Harlow: Researcher; University of Waikato
  • Peter Keegan: Researcher; University of Auckland
  • Laura Thompson: PhD Student; University of Auckland
  • Catherine Watson: Researcher; University of Auckland

Subject Area: Disciplines