Non-Māori-speaking New Zealanders have a Māori proto-lexicon

dc.contributor.authorOh Y
dc.contributor.authorNeedle J
dc.contributor.authorTodd, Simon
dc.contributor.authorBeckner, Clay
dc.contributor.authorHay, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorKing, Jeanette
dc.description.abstractWe investigate implicit vocabulary learning by adults who are exposed to a language in their ambient environment. Most New Zealanders do not speak Māori, yet are exposed to it throughout their lifetime. We show that this exposure leads to a large proto-lexicon – implicit knowledge of the existence of words and sub-word units without any associated meaning. Despite not explicitly knowing many Māori words, non-Māori-speaking New Zealanders are able to access this proto-lexicon to distinguish Māori words from Māori-like nonwords. What's more, they are able to generalize over the proto-lexicon to generate sophisticated phonotactic knowledge, which lets them evaluate the well-formedness of Māori-like nonwords just as well as fluent Māori speakers.en
dc.identifier.citationOh Y, Todd S, Beckner C, Hay J, King J, Needle J (2020). Non-Māori-speaking New Zealanders have a Māori proto-lexicon. Scientific Reports. 10(1). 22318-.en
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLCen
dc.rightsAll rights reserved unless otherwise stateden
dc.subject.anzsrcFields of Research::47 - Language, communication and culture::4704 - Linguistics::470411 - Sociolinguisticsen
dc.subject.anzsrcFields of Research::47 - Language, communication and culture::4704 - Linguistics::470401 - Applied linguistics and educational linguisticsen
dc.subject.anzsrcFields of Research::45 - Indigenous studies::4507 - Te ahurea, reo me te hītori o te Māori (Māori culture, language and history)::450712 - Te mātai i te reo Māori me te reo Māori (Māori linguistics and languages)en
dc.subject.mshNga Upoko Tukutuku / Maori Subject Headings::Reo Māori | Reo rangatira; Te reo Māori; Te reo rangatira; Māori language::Matareo | Language learning; Language teachingen
dc.titleNon-Māori-speaking New Zealanders have a Māori proto-lexiconen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
uc.collegeFaculty of Arts
uc.departmentAotahi School of Maori and Indigenous Studies
uc.departmentLanguage, Social and Political Sciences
uc.departmentNZ Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour
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