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Biggs, Bruce 1921-2000

Overview
Works: 85 works in 292 publications in 5 languages and 6,053 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Folklore  Genealogy  Music  Self-instruction  Textbooks  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Legends 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Translator
Classifications: PL6465, 423.994
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Most widely held works about Bruce Biggs
 
Most widely held works by Bruce Biggs
Let's learn Maori : a guide to the study of the Maori language by Bruce Biggs( Book )

33 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Maori and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let;s learn Maori is a self-help tutor designed to facilitate study of the Polynesian language still spoken natively in those areas of New Zealand where Maori form a significant proportion of the population.--intro
The complete English-Māori dictionary by Bruce Biggs( Book )

25 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1981, this dictionary was designed as a comprehensive finder-list. Over 15,000 headwords are given, each of which may have as many as several hundred Maori equivalents. All the Maori words contained in Williams's Maori dictionary appear here under English equivalents, together with words recorded in Tregear's Maori-to-English dictionary but not in Williams. Well-established Maori borrowings from English are also included
Māori marriage; an essay in reconstruction by Bruce Biggs( Book )

16 editions published between 1955 and 1970 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English-Maori, Maori-English dictionary by Bruce Biggs( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This English=Maori and Maori=English dictionary has over 4,000 entries in each section. It relates to contemporary life by including words from English commonly used by today's Maori speakers. With a useful pronunciation guide and helpful information on parts of speech, it is an enormously useful tool for students and of relevance to linguists, anthropologists, researchers, and academics interested in Pacific Oceanic cultures and history
English-Maori dictionary by Bruce Biggs( Book )

16 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cook Islands Maori dictionary with English-Cook Islands Maori finderlist by Jasper Buse( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealth of information about Cook Islands language, culture and society is contained in this dictionary which involved the efforts of many people over 35 years. It is an essential handbook for every Cook Islander and all persons interested in the Cook Islands
Ngā iwi o Tainui : the traditional history of the Tainui people : nga koorero tuku iho a nga tupuna by Pei Te Hurinui Jones( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and Maori and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected readings in Maori by Bruce Biggs( Book )

14 editions published between 1963 and 1992 in English and Maori and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Pacific languages & cultures : in honour of Bruce Biggs( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kimihia te mea ngaro = Seek that which is lost by Bruce Biggs( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bruce Grandison Biggs (1921-2000) was the most influential figure in academic Maori studies in the 20th century, and is widely recognised as one of the founders of modern Oceanic descriptive and historical linguistics. In these 1992 Macmillan Brown Lectures, published here for the first time, the author draws upon his deep knowledge of Maori language and culture, and his studies in Oceanic linguistics to explore the "culture of the pre-19th century Maori." The lectures are an exquisite example of Bruce Biggs's unique and wide-ranging scholarship and the singular flavour of his expression."--Jacket
He whiriwhiringa : selected readings in Māori by Bruce Biggs( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Maori and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume combines the Maori texts from ""Selected Readings in Maori"" (3rd ed 1990) and the English translations of those texts, from ""Readings from Maori Literature"" (1980). The texts and their English translations are published in parallel on facing pages, for ease of comparison. The Maori texts are drawn from various sources
Proto-Polynesian word list I by David S Walsh( Book )

7 editions published in 1966 in English and Austronesian and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mele-Fila vocabulary by Bruce Biggs( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ngā mahi ā ngā tūpuna by George Grey( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in Maori and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nga iwi o Tainui : the traditional history of the Tainui people = nga koorero tuku iho a nga tuupuna( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proto-Polynesian word list II by Bruce Biggs( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maori for beginners by Bruce Biggs( Recording )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maori conversations, spoken by several speakers in standard Maori, preceded by Alphabet song
English - Māori finder list by Bruce Biggs( Book )

4 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure of New Zealand Maaori by Bruce Biggs( Book )

4 editions published between 1961 and 1965 in English and Maori and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let's learn Māori a Māori language course by Bruce Biggs( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in Maori and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An advanced course in the Māori language designed to accompany the handbook Let's learn Māori, by Bruce Biggs, from which several hundred sentence examples and other extracts are taken. The articulation of the spoken Māori examples is clear and precise, but a normal conversation speed is maintained reflecting a contemporary style of speech such as may be heard in Māori speaking communities. Most of the examples are spoken twice by the instructor and followed by a pause sufficient to allow repetition by the pupil
 
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The complete English-Māori dictionary
Alternative Names
Biggs, Bruce 1921-

Biggs, Bruce Grandison 1921-2000

Bruce Biggs Linguist of the Māori language

Bruce Biggs taalkundige uit Nieuw-Zeeland (1921-2000)

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The complete English-Māori dictionaryEnglish-Maori, Maori-English dictionaryCook Islands Maori dictionary with English-Cook Islands Maori finderlistNgā iwi o Tainui : the traditional history of the Tainui people : nga koorero tuku iho a nga tupunaKimihia te mea ngaro = Seek that which is lostHe whiriwhiringa : selected readings in MāoriNga iwi o Tainui : the traditional history of the Tainui people = nga koorero tuku iho a nga tuupuna