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Name: Ray  Harlow
Institution: University of Waikato
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.waikato.ac.nz/wfass/subjects/linguistics/ray/index.shtml
State and/or Country: New Zealand   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Maori
Language Family(ies): Polynesian
Selected Publications: A Word-list of South Island Maori.
A Name and Word Index to Nga Moteatea.
Te Waiatanga mai o te Atua. South Island Traditions recorded by Matiaha Tiramörehu.
A Name and Word Index to Nga Mahi a nga Tupuna.
Threads in the New Zealand Tapestry of Language.
Otago’s First Book.
Mäori Languages of the World/Materials 20.
A Mäori Reference Grammar.
‘Regional Variation in Maori’
‘Some Phonological Changes in Polynesian Languages’
‘The Actor Emphatic Construction of the Eastern Polynesian Languages’
‘Ka: the Maori Injunctive’
‘Consonant dissimilation in Maori’
‘Lexical Expansion in Maori’
‘Maori Dialectology and the Settlement of New Zealand’
‘Schule und Minderheitssprache’
‘E märama ana te körero a tëtahi ki tëtahi’
‘Some languages just aren’t good enough’
‘Proto-Polynesian *f and *s in Eastern Polynesian’
‘Motifs in Mäori Prose Narrative’
‘He aha te reo ‘tüturu’?’
‘Possessive Markers in Mäori’,
‘On the role of literature and translation in language maintenance’
‘Issues in Mäori Language Planning and Revitalisation’
‘Borrowing and its Alternatives in Mäori’
Announced on LINGUIST :  Maori
 Mäori
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Mäori
Courses Taught: Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Typology
General Linguistics
Introductory Latin
Polynesian Linguistics
Languages of Europe
Academic Paper Abstract: /u/ Fronting and /t/ Aspiration in Māori and New Zealand English



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