Whakataukii: Maori sayings

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dc.contributor.advisor Pat Hohepa en
dc.contributor.advisor Cleve Barlow en
dc.contributor.author McRae, Jane. en
dc.date.accessioned 2008-05-19T04:29:16Z en
dc.date.available 2008-05-19T04:29:16Z en
dc.date.issued 1988 en
dc.identifier.citation Thesis (PhD)--Maori Studies)--University of Auckland, 2004. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/2502 en
dc.description Restricted Item. Print thesis available in the University of Auckland Library or may be available through Interlibrary Loan. en
dc.description.abstract The texts of Maori oral tradition preserve special information for communication within Maori society. The forms in which that information is communicated are varied and in named types. Whakataukii are one of those types and they are one means of making public and preserving knowledge about Maori society. The knowledge which is contained in whakataukii, or referred to by them, ranges from simple observations of daily life, to philosophical concepts and records of history. This thesis proposes that whakataukii are a genre of Maori oral tradition. By examination and interpretation of a selection of sayings arranged in two categories, one which relates to Maori society as a whole and the other which relates to individual tribes, it considers the role of these texts in transmitting cultural information. Oral texts are often represented as unsophisticated forms of language, dependant for sophistication on a development to writing. Sayings are generally studied as colloquial texts and are seldom the subject of the serious interpretative study given to written literature. In this thesis the sayings of Maori oral tradition, with their culturally distinct but highly developed use of language, are regarded as comparable in their own sphere to compositions of written literature. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof PhD Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA109898 en
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dc.title Whakataukii: Maori sayings en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline Maori Studies en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.name PhD en
dc.subject.marsden Fields of Research::420000 Language and Culture::420300 Cultural Studies::420306 Maori cultural studies en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.local.anzsrc 169904 - Studies of Maori Society en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/ClosedAccess en
pubs.org-id Faculty of Arts en

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