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A HISTORY of whispers and forgetfulness

I am reading a history of ‘Celtic Britain’ by Alistair Moffat. It is beautifully written and has me thinking of parallels with a Maori history of New Zealand. If you read these segments from the introductory chapter, you will see … Continue reading

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The ethnosphere – Wade Davis

Wade Davis explains that all the many cultures of the world “as well as thousands of others that might readily have found a place in this book, make up an intellectual, social, and spiritual web of life that envelops the … Continue reading

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The 4G Spectrum debate

The most recent episode of Te Tēpu dealt with the 4G spectrum claim and was really interesting – the arguments presented are incredibly valid and merit serious consideration by educators. Te Tēpu Sunday 14 July 2013 http://www.maoritelevision.com/tv/shows/te-tepu/S09E014/te-tepu

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Language wars, death of languages, minority languages, etc.

I am throwing out papers again and just wanted to note down this document: The UNESCO Courier, April 2000, which had a special section dedicated to languages: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0011/001194/119473e.pdf There are a couple of interesting articles in it that address the … Continue reading

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