Kimihia te mea ngaro = Seek that which is lost / Bruce Biggs.
By: Biggs, Bruce.
Contributor(s): Polynesian Society (N.Z.) | Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies.Material type: BookSeries: Macmillan Brown lectures: 1992.; Memoirs of the Polynesian Society: 53.; Memoirs of the Polynesian Society: no. 53.Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Polynesian Society in association with the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, c2006Description: 80 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0908940076 (pbk.) :.Other title: Seek that which is lost [Parallel title].Subject(s): Maori language | Maori -- History | Māori -- Folklore | Māori -- Social life and customs | Reo Māori | Mātauranga tikanga tāngata | Mātauranga āhua reo | Maori (New Zealand people) -- History | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Folklore | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Social life and customs | Reo Maori | Matauranga tikanga tangata | New Zealand -- History -- To 1840DDC classification: 499.442
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
This publication of the 1992 Macmillan Brown Lectures by one of the founders of modern Oceanic descriptive and historical linguistics is a significant contribution to knowledge in several fields: Mâori studies, comparative Oceanic and Polynesian linguistics, and systems of thought.
Lectures delivered 15, 22, 29 September 1992, University of Auckland, by Bruce Biggs.
Includes bibliographic references (p. 77-80).
Lecture 1. Search so far -- Lecture 2. Way forward -- Lecture 3. Knowledge as analogy.
"Bruce Grandison Biggs (1921-2000) was the most influential figure in academic Maori studies in the 20th century, and is widely recognised as one of the founders of modern Oceanic descriptive and historical linguistics. In these 1992 Macmillan Brown Lectures, published here for the first time, the author draws upon his deep knowledge of Maori language and culture, and his studies in Oceanic linguistics to explore the "culture of the pre-19th century Maori." The lectures are an exquisite example of Bruce Biggs's unique and wide-ranging scholarship and the singular flavour of his expression."--BOOK JACKET.
Chiefly in English with some Māori.
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