Phonological development in Māori speaking preschoolers: Internship Report
Author: Joshua Tahana. Supervisor Dr Elaine Ballard This report outlines the background for a study to be undertaken tracking phonological development (speech skills) in Māori for Māori speaking pre-school children. Although there is a substantial body of literature on how children develop speech sounds in English we know nothing about the developmental trajectory in Māori. This project when completed will generally contribute to research in the area of speech development by providing new information on children’s development in a language that has previously not been investigated in this way.