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Hikurangi te Maunga
Waiapu te Awa
Ngāti Porou te Iwi

Pōtikirua ki Waiapu te rohe
Tikitiki te wā kaenga
Rāhui te marae
Rongomaiāniwaniwa te wharetipuna
Tāwhiwhirangi te wharekai
Puutanga, Tūwhakairiora, Te Whānau a Hinerupe nga hapū

Tribal affiliations: Ngapuhi, TainuiNgai Tahu

Research Summary: 
Applied linguistics investigates insights, principles, and theories gained from the study of language (i.e. linguistics) and explores how these aspects can be implemented and used to address problems associated with the teaching and learning of a second, additional, or foreign language in all its facets.

My research explores different theories and approaches in second language description that focuses on ‘meaning’ rather than ‘form’ as a logical starting point for the describing of English, and, in particular, the Māori language. It explores the communicative approach, communicative competence theory, communicative language teaching, semantics, notions, inter-propositional and intra-propositional relations and how all these things can impact on the design and implementation of pedagogically-oriented descriptions of languages that can be useful for the teaching of English, and, in particular, Māori.

Industry: Education
Sector: Social Science
Subject: Applied Linguistics

Main Interest:
. Second language description theory for pedagogical purposes
. Communicative Language Approach/Teaching
. Teaching and learning Māori as a second language
. Kaupapa Māori Methodology (KMM)

Related Interests:
. Syllabus design
. Curriculum design
. Language planning and policy
. Resource development
. Assessment design and implementation
. Translation theory and application
. Transcribing methodology
. Māori language revitalization issues
. Adult and Community Education (ACE)

Qualifications: The University of Waikato
. 2016: PhD Candidate (Applied) in Applied linguistics
. 2009: Master of Arts (Applied) in Applied Linguistics
. 2008: Postgraduate Diploma in Second Language Teaching
. 2005: Bachelor of Arts (Hons) main subject Māori language
. 2002: Te Tohu Paetahi (Akoranga reo rumaki)

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