Language Endangerment in the 21st Century

Conference Organisers

The XVI Foundation for Endangered Languages conference is the collaboration between The Foundation for Endangered Languages and Te Ipukarea – National Māori Language Institute.

Te Ipukarea – National Māori Language Institute

At the core of the Institute is the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, teaching and research in the Māori language and a collaboration of partners committed to advancing the mana of the Māori language. The advisory board for Te Ipukarea is comprised of experts of the Māori language and in language revitalisation. The board reflects the aim for the institute to collaborate with non-institutional organisations with a particular interest in working with hapū, iwi and communities.

The Foundation for Endangered Languages

The Foundation for Endangered Languages supports, enables and assists the documentation, protection and promotion of endangered languages. In order to do this, it aims:

  1. to raise awareness of endangered languages, both inside and outside the communities where they are spoken, through all channels and media
  2. to support the use of endangered languages in all contexts: at home, in education, in the media, and in social, cultural and economic life
  3. to monitor linguistic policies and practices, and to seek to influence the appropriate authorities where necessary
  4. to support the documentation of endangered languages, by offering financial assistance, training, or facilities for the publication of results
  5. to collect and make available information for use in the preservation of endangered languages
  6. to disseminate information on all of the above activities as widely as possible

Host (AUT) organising committee

  • Professor Tania M. Ka‘ai (Chair)
  • Tania Smith
  • Dr. Rachael Ka‘ai-Mahuta
  • Dr. Dean P. S. Mahuta