Collective (white) memories of Māori language loss (or not)

  title={Collective (white) memories of Māori language loss (or not)},
  author={Nathan John Albury},
  journal={Language Awareness},
  pages={303 - 315}
  • N. Albury
  • Published 2 October 2015
  • Sociology
  • Language Awareness
Language policies have a better chance of succeeding if they align with the persuasions of the polity, and this is only more pronounced in the case of endangered languages, such as Te Reo (the Māori language) in New Zealand. There, a comprehensive suite of laws, policies, and programmes are in place to acknowledge and reverse the linguistic consequences of British colonisation and previous laws of linguistic assimilation. However, this history and benevolent rationale are generally hidden in… 
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