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  Niuean language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
NIQ\n} The Niuean language or Niue language (Niuean: ko e vagahau Niuē) is a Polynesian language, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian subgroup of the Austronesian languages.
Together, Tongan and Niuean form the Tongic subgroup of the Polynesian languages.
A Vocabulary and Grammar of the Niue Dialect of the Polynesian Language.
encyclopedia.codeboy.net /wikipedia/n/ni/niuean_language.html   (1725 words)

  
 Tongan language: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Tongan is an Austronesian (Austronesian: The family of languages spoken in Australia and Formosa and Malaysia and Polynesia) language spoken in Tonga (Tonga: A monarchy on a Polynesian archipelago in the South Pacific; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1970).
Tongan is one of the many tongues in the Polynesian (Polynesian: A native or inhabitant of Polynesia) branch of the Austronesian languages, along with Hawaiian (Hawaiian: The Oceanic languages spoken on Hawaii), Maori, Samoan (Samoan: A native or inhabitant of the Samoan Islands) and Tahitian (Tahitian: A native or inhabitant of Tahiti), for example.
Together with Niuean (Niuean: the niuean language or niue language (niuean: ko e vagahau niu) is a polynesian...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/tongan_language   (560 words)

  
 UH Press Journals: Oceanic Linguistics 37 (1998): 193-200
Niuean is with Tongan one of the two representatives of the Tongic branch of the Polynesian language family.
Given the problems of language maintenance that inevitably affect immigrant populations of 2–3 generations, this dictionary will be an invaluable educational resource for that group, as well as for the population remaining in the homeland.
A Niuean transitive clause without an expressed agent requires a passive translation in English, and this should be pointed out, but to say that a transitive clause with an overt agent and patient is a passive construction is another matter entirely, and not a solution usually chosen in grammars of Polynesian languages.
www.uhpress.hawaii.edu /journals/ol/OL371p193.html   (3531 words)

  
 Niuean people in NZ - Statistics New Zealand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Niuean People in New Zealand is one of a set of seven profiles on Pacific peoples based on results from the 2001 Census of Population and Dwellings.
The Niuean population increased by 1,700 or 9 percent between 1996 and 2001.
Niuean people born in New Zealand accounted for 70 percent of the total Niuean population in New Zealand in 2001 – up from 57 percent in 1991.
www.stats.govt.nz /analytical-reports/pacific-profiles/niuean   (363 words)

  
 Niueans - Community and culture - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Niueans are in the main a religious people – a legacy of the London Missionary Society’s activities on the atoll from 1846.
Efforts to preserve the language continued in New Zealand in the 20th century with the publication of a dictionary and revised hymnbook.
Concerns for their island’s future and the survival of its language and culture are keenly felt, both by those in New Zealand and the one in fifteen who still live on Polynesia’s ‘rock’.
www.teara.govt.nz /NewZealanders/NewZealandPeoples/Niueans/2/mi   (650 words)

  
 iqexpand.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Niuean pronouns are differentiated by person and number.
The Niueans are related to Samoans and Tongans rather than Tahitians and also the Niuean language is related to both the Samoan and the Tongan language
Niuean language primer pictures from my '98 Peace Corps visit my assignment description The Peace Corps no longer do development work in Niue.
niuean_language.iqexpand.com   (1826 words)

  
 Pacific Island languages | NZETC
Niuean is not taught as part of the formal New Zealand education system, although Learning Media Ltd produces children's stories for use in schools in the language.
Niueans in New Zealand have become more conscious of their shared culture and collective interests and responsibility than the village-based society of the island encouraged, though the latter is changing.
The importance attached to the acquisition of the Samoan language was further given impetus with the introduction in 1951 of the state schools with Samoan as the medium of instruction.
www.nzetc.org /tm/scholarly/tei-GriBook-_div2-N1368C.html   (6963 words)

  
 Language loss for NZ-born Niueans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Figures released by Statistics New Zealand indicate that the number of Niueans in New Zealand (20,100) who can speak their language proficiently dropped from 32% in 1996 to 28% in 2001 while a greater number of Niueans using their language are those born on Niue.
English is the most widely spoken language among New Zealand born Niueans and the proportion of Niueans not able to speak English decreased from 5% in 1996 to 3% in 2001.
Despite education programmes that see Niuean being taught to pre school children in several language nests around Auckland, statistics indicate that the family structure could be a barrier to the use of the language.
www.hellopacific.com /news/general/news/2003/05/05/f.html   (219 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
You can see that with a home population, of probably realistically of about 1300 at the moment, and new generations of Niuean Kiwis who've never lived here, this is a very endangered language and culture,'' she told reporters.
She said Cook Islands and Samoan curriculums already operated in some New Zealand schools and a Niuean curriculum would be put in place where there were the communities to support it.
It will mean that the children in those will be able to then go on to bilingual education in primary then on to secondary schools.'' Certain schools would be chosen, with the expectation they would then become magnet schools'' for families who wished their children to be bilingual.
www.asu.edu /educ/epsl/LPRU/newsarchive/Art4742.txt   (442 words)

  
 Niuean language resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Niuean - Polynesian island in the Pacific Ocean Nogais - Tatars of Dagestan Nomlaki Nooksack - Native...
Niuean Norse Norwegian Polish Portuguese Quechua Quiché Rarotongan Romanian Russian Samoan Serbian Serbian/Croatian Slovene Spanish Swahili Swedish Tagalog Tahitian Taiwanese Thai...
Niuean Niuean is spoken by 8,000 people: 5,700 in New Zealand, 2,200 in Niue, around 50 in Tonga, around 50 in Cook Islands.
mongabay.com /indigenous_ethnicities/languages/languages/Niuean.html   (1505 words)

  
 Appendicies, evaluation of the Impact of the Pilot National Pacific Radio Network, Niu FM - Ministry for Culture and ...
They gain the opportunity to hear their own language, develop a better sense of leaders and heroes (beyond what is provided on the rugby field), and feel connected to the activities of their ethnic communities across New Zealand.
For those with limited English, Pacific language programmes are a critical channel for hearing the news and information that helps them in their everyday lives.
As Niu FM is a Pacific network, it was important to get the views of people whose first language is a Pacific language as well as those for whom English is their first language.
www.mch.govt.nz /publications/niufm-report/appendix.html   (3445 words)

  
 Print Culture of Other Languages | NZETC
Whatever the language spoken in the privacy of their own homes, the public language of all had to be English.
Coupled with less formal language classes offered by the Croatian Cultural Society and the Dalmatian Cultural Society in Auckland, the continuing popularity of the course at the University of Auckland, though obviously not in the same league as the nationwide teaching of other European or Asian languages, suggests a continuing future for Croatian print culture.
As Albertine Kroef showed in her 1977 MA thesis, language loss among the children of Dutch immigrants was very high, and close to 100% in the next generation.
www.nzetc.org /tm/scholarly/tei-GriBook-_div1-N13650.html   (15480 words)

  
 Pacific Islands
Niueans involved in the “Mind Your Language” project present songs from the project CD at the launch in Wellington.
The Vagahau Niue project aims to utilize members of the community who are fluent in Niuean to teach younger generations.
Niuean organizers at the launch asked for further funds so they could produce more copies of the resources, and so their teams could go out into the country's Niuean communities.
www.pacificislands.cc /pm112005/pmdefault.php?urlarticleid=0003   (359 words)

  
 TakingITGlobal - Projects - Developing Cultural Appreciation on the Niuean Language
There is a declining use of the Niue Language in the home, villages, and workplace and in meetings.
To develop young people’s appreciation of their cultural heritage and contribute to the preservation and strengthening of the Niuean Culture.
This will be a good beginning in ensuring that the Niuean Language will permanently maintain its status as a living language.
projects.takingitglobal.org /IY-Niue/about   (109 words)

  
 OKA-KOA Discussion Forum & Message Board   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The unit standards on Niuean Language are now ready to be used, perhaps this is one avenue you could explore.
I think English should be compulsory on here and all Niueans with a proven 1/8 or more Niuean blood should have money made available to them to learn to speak and write Niuean properly.
Language shapes the culture so if Niue is to be stronger, the middle class base has to drive it into 200X.
okakoa.prohosting.com /discus/messages/18/18.html?1117711613   (3018 words)

  
 Phrasebase - Niuean Language Facts And Information
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www.phrasebase.com /languages/index.php?cat=282   (156 words)

  
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I work in generative syntactic and morphological theory, in particular on case theory, phrase structure, the lexicon, argument structure, grammatical roles, predication, etc. Most of my current research is on the grammar of Niuean (VSO, ergative case system), and my interests extend to other Oceanic languages, and to other Austronesian languages.
I teach Introduction to Linguistics, Analysis and Argumentation, Language Diversity and Linguistic Universals, and syntactic and morphological theory at all levels.
Introduction to Arguments and Structure in Austronesian Languages in Arguments and Structure in Austronesian Languages: Thematic volume of the Canadian Journal of Linguistics 43(3/4) 275-476.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /linguistics/profile.html   (854 words)

  
 Niue - Legislation - Niue Constitution Act 1974
(l) The Constitution set out in its Niuean language version in the First Schedule to this Act and in its English language version in the Second Schedule to this Act shall be the Constitution of Niue (in this Act called the Constitution), and shall be the supreme law of Niue.
Provided that the Clerk of the Niue Assembly shall, at the request of the Speaker or of any member made through the Speaker, arrange for the remarks of the Speaker or of any member to be translated into the English language or the Niuean language, as the case may be.
(3) The records of proceedings in the Niue Assembly or in Committees thereof shall be in the Niuean language, and such of those records as are specified in the Standing Orders of the Assembly or as the Assembly may by resolution determine shall also be in the English language.
webpages.ull.es /users/mbarral/NiueConstitutionAct1974.html   (9985 words)

  
 Niuean.com - Community - Niue Community of New South Wales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The community have just wound up their fundraising and are awaiting on Niue Government representatives to open a 'working account' trust to help towards the construction of the new hospital.
The Niuean community group recently moved onto their next project, 'Vahega Vagahau Niue' Niuean Language classes.
The response has been greatly received around the Niuean community in Perth.
www.niuean.com /commgroups/ncp.php   (279 words)

  
 Study Books - Current Abstracts | New Books and Current Reviews | Niuean   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Niuean migrants to Auckland (Bank of Canada, Ottawa.
The Niuean language: An elementary grammar and basic vocabulary
Studies in Niuean syntax (Outstanding dissertations in linguistics)
www.currentabstracts.com /resource1287-Niuean.html   (85 words)

  
 [weekly-niue-news] http://www.niuenews.nu/ as at 2004-12-04   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It would include the development of a Niue language > curriculum that would be ready for implementation in New > Zealand schools -- from preschool to year 13 -- by 2006.
> "You can see that with a home population, of probably > realistically of about 1300 at the moment, and new generations > of Niuean Kiwis who've never lived here, this is a very > endangered language and culture," she told the Niue News.
> > "The amount of Niuean language used in the centre is > disappointing...
mail-archive.com /weekly-niue-news@lists.electric.gen.nz/msg00081.html   (2991 words)

  
 CHINA BOOKS: *Language Other: Tagalog, Ilokano, Hawaiian, etc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
With some 10,000 Niuean word entries, the present dictionary is a significant expansion on an earlier work.
The Niuean contributors took great care to present their language as a living entity while preserving its valuable past, but they are also aware of its uncertain future.
Language revival is essential to preserve a linguistic Pacific jewel, and as such the new dictionary will lend status to Niuean language studies as well as be an invaluable help in using Niuean confidently in everyday life.
www.chinabooks.com.au /language/lngother.htm   (919 words)

  
 Niue facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The alternate language name Niuefekai is probably not used by Niueans themselves.
MCEWEN, J.M. A dictionary of the language of Niué Island.
TREGEAR, EDWARD/SMITH, S.P. A vocabulary and grammar of the Niué dialect of the Polynesian language
www.ling.su.se /pollinet/facts/nie.html   (195 words)

  
 Niue - Wikitravel
Niuean, a Polynesian language closely related to Tongan and Samoan; English
The population of the island continues to drop (from a peak of 5,200 in 1966 to about 2,100 in 2002) with substantial emigration to New Zealand, 2,400 km to the southwest.
The local Niuean language is increasingly falling out of favour.
wikitravel.org /en/Niue   (781 words)

  
 Fale Fono News - Palagi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A new Committee has been appointed to overseer the developmentof the Niuean Language Curriculum to be introduced at the Niue High School in the year 2004, subject to NZQA’s approval for delivery under the NCEA framework.
The Committee comprises of the Minister for Education, staff members from the Education Department, Niue Language Commission, Niue Primary and Niue High School also a member from the church and former Niue Consular and Trade Commissioner.
Terms of References includes developing an Action Plan for the task, one of the most important roles of the Committee is to be the leading body to whom any similar body in New Zealand obtains approval on the teaching and use of the Niue language in any learning institution in New Zealand and the world.
www.gov.nu /ffnews/ffnews_palagi011107.html   (520 words)

  
 Sperlich (1997) Tohi vagahau Niue: Niue language dictionary : Niuean-English, with English-Niuean finderlist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Sperlich (1997) Tohi vagahau Niue: Niue language dictionary : Niuean-English, with English-Niuean finderlist
Tohi vagahau Niue: Niue language dictionary : Niuean-English, with English-Niuean finderlist
Niuean language; Dictionaries; English; Grammar; Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
www.getcited.org /pub/100147377   (44 words)

  
 Education Policy Studies Laboratory: Language Policy Research Unit--Arizona State University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Native Language Classes Aim to Ease Transition to English; Studies Differ on Whether Schoolchildren Who Are Learning English Should Be Taught in English
Educat ion: Language Barrier: Now That Pupils Are 'Entitled', Rather Than Obliged, to Study A Foreign Language, Far Fewer Are Choosing to Do So.
HKU Language Policy Branded 'A Total Mess'; English Centre Director Blames Lack of Clear Policy and Unqualified Staff as Standards Slip over Past 11 Years
www.asu.edu /educ/epsl/LPRU/newsarchive/oct04.htm   (2034 words)

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