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Dr Ake Nicholas

Lecturer

School of Humanities

Research Outputs

Journal

Nicholas, S. (2019). Inclusory constructions in the Māori languages of Aotearoa and the Southern Cook Islands. Te Reo – The Journal of the Linguistic Society of New Zealand. 62(1), 75-92 Retrieved from https://www.nzlingsoc.org/journal/current-issue/
[Journal article]Authored by: Nicholas, S.
Nicholas, SA. (2018). Language Contexts: Te Reo Māori o te Pae Tonga o te Kuki Airani also known as Southern Cook Islands Māori. Language Documentation and Description. 15, 36-64
[Journal article]Authored by: Nicholas, S.

Book

(2014). The Cook Islands Māori Revised New Testament. Suva, Fiji: Bible Society of the South Pacific
[Edited Book]Authored by: Nicholas, S.
Underhill-Sem, YJ., Moekaʻa, R., Nicholas, S., & Purea-Ateriano, T.(2013). 'Ei of Mauke. Auckland, NZ: Tepari Publishers
[Authored Book]Authored by: Nicholas, S.
Underhill-Sem, Y., Moeka'a, R., Nicholas, S., & Purea-Ateriano, T.(2013). Te 'Ei Ma'uke. Auckland, NZ: Tepari Publishers
[Authored Book]Authored by: Nicholas, S.

Thesis

Nicholas, S. (2017). Ko te karāma o te Reo Māori o te Pae Tonga o Te Kuki Airani: An aspect of the grammar of Southern Cook Islands Māori. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Nicholas, S.

Conference

Nicholas, SA., & Coto Solano, R. (2019). Glottal variation, teacher training and language revitalisation in the Cook Islands. In S. Calhoun, P. Escudero, M. Tabain, & P. Warren (Eds.) Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia 2019. (pp. 3602 - 3606). Canberra, Australia
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Nicholas, S.
Nicholas, S., Coto Solano, R., & Wray, S. (2018). Development of Natural Language Processing Tools for Cook Islands Māori. Proceedings of Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop. (pp. 26` - 33).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Nicholas, S.
Nicholas, S.(2019, March). NLP Tools for Indigenous Languages. . Retreived from https://data.sim.vuw.ac.nz/widsw2019/programme/
[Conference]Authored by: Nicholas, S.
Coto Solano, R., & Nicholas, S.Using untrained forced alignment to study variation of glottalization in Cook Islands Maori. Papers of the New Ways of Analysing Variation Asia-Pacific Conference. (pp. 15 - 16).
[Conference]Authored by: Nicholas, S.
Nicholas, S., & Petersen, T. (2017). The actor emphatic construction from a semantic perspective: Evidence from Cook Islands Māori.
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Nicholas, S.
Nicholas, SATN.(2015, February). Cook Islands Māori, co-ordinating conjunctions, SLA, and the Pacific Harry Potter. . Retreived from http://hdl.handle.net/10125/25343
[Conference]Authored by: Nicholas, S.
Nicholas, S.(2013, February). Orthographic reform in Cook Islands Māori: Human considerations and language revitalisation implications. 3rd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC). Retreived from http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/ICLDC/2013/
[Conference]Authored by: Nicholas, S.
Nicholas, S.Describing Cook Islands Māori. . Retreived from http://www.esocsci.org.nz/networks-pages/pasifika/pasifika-past-seminars-meetings-and-events/talanoa-series/talanoa-2013/
[Conference]Authored by: Nicholas, S.
Nicholas, S.Te Vairanga Tuatua Māori. .
[Conference]Authored by: Nicholas, S.
Underhill-Sem, Y., & Nicholas, S.Te ꞌEi Maꞌuke. .
[Conference]Authored by: Nicholas, S.
Nicholas, SATN.Transitivity and ergativity in two East Polynesian languages of NZ. . Retreived from https://conferencealerts.com/show-event?id=96113
[Conference]Authored by: Nicholas, S.
Salisbury, K., Salisbury, M., & Nicholas, S.Orthographic issues in Cook Islands languages. . Retreived from http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/customhome.cfm?emeetingid=1602J84058B69258408040441
[Conference]Authored by: Nicholas, S.

Other

Nicholas, S. (2019). Cook Islands Māori.
[Internet publication]Authored by: Nicholas, S.
Nicholas, S. (2012). Te Vairanga Tuatua o te Te Reo Māori o te Pae Tonga: Cook Islands Māori (Southern dialects). : Paradisec
[Internet publication]Authored by: Nicholas, S.
Nicholas, S.Te Vairanga Tuatua Māori. Presented at Rarotonga.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nicholas, S.
Nicholas, S.Documenting and Describing Cook Islands Maori. Presented at Auckland.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nicholas, S.
Nicholas, S.Te Vairanga Tuatua (Corpus of Cook Islands Māori): How, what, why and what now?. Presented at Wellington.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nicholas, S.
Nicholas, S., Coto Solano, R., & Peteresen, T.Cook Islands Māori: Using new technologies to revitalise out language. Presented at Rarotonga.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Nicholas, S.

Supervision and Teaching

Courses Coordinated

Media and Links

Media

  • 30 Jul 2018 - Magazine
    The power of language
    Interview in the New Zealand Education Gazette: Linguistics research shows that even the smallest effort to value a person’s culture and language has a tangible effect on their wellbeing and health.
  • 19 Apr 2019 - Online
    Pop culture in Cook Islands Māori
    Lingthusiasm Episode 31: Pop culture in Cook Islands Māori - Interview with Ake Nicholas
  • 12 Oct 2016 - Magazine
    Alive to change
    Interview in Ingenio: the University of Auckland Alumni Magizine
  • 12 Mar 2019 - Online
    #WiDSWellington Event Day
    Interview on the Access Granted Podcast (Starts at 25'14") at the 2019 "Women in data science" conference in Wellington held on March 8 2019.
  • 11 Dec 2017 - Newspaper
    Batman to rescue of our language
    The long term future of the Cook Islands language may be saved by famous movie characters such as Batman and Darth Vader. Speaking at USP on November 30, linguist experts’ Dr Rolando Coto-Solano,

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