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dc.contributor.authorMika, Carl Te Hira
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-08T02:43:45Z
dc.date.available2009-07-08T02:43:45Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationMika, C. (2007). The utterance, the body and the law: Seeking an approach to concretizing the sacredness of Maori language. Sites: a journal of social anthropology and cultural studies, 4(2), 181-205.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/2217
dc.description.abstractIn what possible ways does the sacredness of a language have application in an everyday, concrete sense – in a contemporary context? If we want to discuss the sacredness of language, can we conceptualise such sacrality in anything other than an abstracted form? I will consider some places where a proposed sacredness of the Maori language might come to bear, and will particularly question its usage within the process of the law. My primary aim in this article is to conceive of ways, however hypothetical, by which the sacredness within Maori language might be removed from its current role of discursive entity and into the active life of the speaker. Thus Maori language, even in its colonized form, may once more take its own place within the spheres of the practical and the sacred at the same time.en
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSitesen_NZ
dc.rightsThis article has been published in: Sites: a journal of social anthropology and cultural studies. Used with permission.en
dc.subjectMaori languageen
dc.subjectsacrednessen
dc.titleThe utterance, the body and the law: Seeking an approach to concretizing the sacredness of Maori languageen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.11157/sites-vol4iss2id79
dc.relation.isPartOfsitesen_NZ
pubs.begin-page181en_NZ
pubs.elements-id34097
pubs.end-page205en_NZ
pubs.issue2en_NZ
pubs.volume4en_NZ


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