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dc.contributor.advisorBiggs, Bruce
dc.contributor.authorMahuta, Robert Te Kotahi
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-15T01:44:11Z
dc.date.available2017-11-15T01:44:11Z
dc.date.issued1974
dc.identifier.citationMahuta, R. T. K. (1974). Whaikoorero: a study of formal Maori speech (Thesis, Master of Arts (MA)). University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11485en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/11485
dc.description.abstractWhaikoorero is regarded as the traditionally valued mode of communication. It is the language of the marae, the language of the chiefs and elders, and the only acceptable form of public statement in the Maori world. At the same time it is an artistic form, difficult to master, and demanding long years of practice and experience. It is true, as I have pointed out, that one can read and listen to the myths and traditions of the Maori in books, on tapes, and through radio broadcasts. Yet it is the public rendering, the synthesising of myth and tradition, the living and the dead, and the interweaving of topical matters with the beliefs and values of the society, which hold the greatest interest for the Maori. For in whaikoorero history is relived, man reaffirmed, and status gained. The dead are recalled to participate with the living in social gatherings where tradition is orally transmitted, reaffirmed and relived. These then are some of the reasons why whaikoorero persists as a literary form and as a social feature within contemporary Maori society.
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dc.publisherUniversity of Auckland
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dc.subjectWhaikoorero
dc.subjectMaori speech
dc.titleWhaikoorero: a study of formal Maori speech
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Auckland
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (MA)
dc.date.updated2017-11-15T01:40:38Z
pubs.place-of-publicationAuckland, New Zealanden_NZ


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