Michael William Taiapa
Specializing in semantic and linguistic (semantico-lingua) descriptions of languages (Māori, English). Exploring semantic-based descriptions as a more plausible and feasible approach to describing the Māori language for pedagogical purposes.
Teaching Māori as a second language to English speaking adult learners for communicative purposes. Implementing research outcomes to inform best policies for te reo Māori within educational, socio-cultural and political contexts.