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Biggs, Bruce 1921-2000

Overview
Works: 86 works in 258 publications in 5 languages and 4,801 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Folklore  Genealogy  Self-instruction  Bibliography  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Music  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Composer
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 )

25 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Maori and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work comprises a textbook and self-help guide to the study of the Maori language. It is also a complete grammar reference, covering parts of speech, the structure of each type of phrase and the combinations of phrases that form simple sentences
The complete English-Maori dictionary by Bruce Biggs( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English 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
Maori marriage; an essay in reconstruction by Bruce Biggs( Book )

14 editions published between 1955 and 1970 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nga iwi o Tainui = The traditional history of the Tainui people : nga koorero tuku iho a nga tupuna by Pei Te Hurinui Jones( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 184 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 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected readings in Maori by Bruce Biggs( Book )

15 editions published between 1963 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He Whiriwhiringa : selected readings in Maori by Bruce Biggs( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 97 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
Kimihia te mea ngaro = Seek that which is lost by Bruce Biggs( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 95 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."--BOOK JACKET
Proto-Polynesian word list I by D.S Walsh( Book )

5 editions published in 1966 in English and Austronesian and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mele-Fila vocabulary by Bruce Biggs( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in Maori and English and held by 22 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
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

English-Maori finder list by Bruce Biggs( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 18 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

Maori for beginners by Bruce Biggs( Recording )

5 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in Maori and No Linguistic content and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maori conversations, spoken by several speakers in standard Maori, preceded by Alphabet song
Maori, other Polynesian and race relations theses by Bruce Biggs( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He Whiriwhiringa Selected Readings in Maori Literature by Bruce Biggs( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV>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, including Elsdon Best's Tuhoe, Sir Apirana Ngata and Pei Te Hurinui Jones's Nga Moteatea, Te Ao Hou, the Maori newspaper Te Wananga, and the Journal of the Polynesian Society, as well as from previously unpublished manuscripts in the Grey Collection.</div>
 
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English-Maori, Maori-English dictionary
Alternative Names
Biggs, Bruce 1921-

Biggs, Bruce Grandison 1921-2000

Bruce Biggs Linguist of the Māori language

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The complete English-Maori dictionaryNga iwi o Tainui = The traditional history of the Tainui people : nga koorero tuku iho a nga tupunaEnglish-Maori, Maori-English dictionaryCook Islands Maori dictionary : with English-Cook Islands Maori finderlistHe Whiriwhiringa : selected readings in MaoriKimihia te mea ngaro = Seek that which is lost