Horizons of Insight Seminar - May 2013

Dr Joseph Te Rito will describe in this seminar the development of a spoken language corpus of the Māori language, and efforts to enhance it for the language’s revitalisation. The spoken corpus is that of the Rongomaiwahine and Ngāti Kahungunu tribes. It is comprised of over 2,000 on-air recordings of elders for whom Māori is their first language. The collection has been created and gathered over the last 25 years by Radio Kahungunu, which Dr Te Rito heads. Subsequent efforts to enhance the spoken corpus include the development of a written language collection through research funding from Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. For more details, click on the seminar notice link below