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ERIC Number: EJ1032166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1367-0050
Te Rita Papesch: Case Study of an Exemplary Learner of Maori as an Additional Language
Ratima, Matiu Tai; Papesch, Te Rita
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, v17 n4 p379-393 2014
This paper presents a case study of the life experiences of one exemplar adult second language Maori learner--Te Rita Papesch. Te Rita was one of 17 participants who were interviewed as a part of the first author's PhD study which sought to answer the question: what factors lead to the development of proficiency in te reo Maori amongst adult learners. We have chosen to focus on Te Rita's case because it illustrates four themes common across the cohort of 17. First, Te Rita was primarily motivated to learn te reo as a means to better understand her own identity as a Maori. Second, she was open to change. Third, she demonstrated a commitment to building strong relationships with her mentors and fellow speakers. Fourth, Te Rita was able to transfer skills from other parts of her life into the language-learning context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand