Kirikiriroa Conversations - 6th Conversation

Date Thursday 20 May 2021
Time 3:10pm - 3:40pm
Where University of Waikato - Room I.1.09
Contact Kyle Barrett
Contact email
Admission Cost Free

Screen and Media Studies (SMST) are proud to present more conversations in the seminar series entitled Kirikiriroa Conversations. The aim of these chats is to explore topics of interest from staff and graduate students across the University that may be works-in-progress, recently published papers, or even just something you are passionate about! It is an opportunity to explore avenues of research or practice that may not have found a place in a lecture or publication. Why not discuss it in a friendly, open, informal environment? There are no prescribed formats for presenting as long as each conversation will be 15 mins long with 5 mins of questions. Afterward, come along to SMST’s legendary Thirsty Thursdays. The series starts on May 6th, 3:10pm - 3:40pm, in I.1.09 and ends on 20th May.

Sixth Conversation – 20th May

Associate Prof. Nicola Daly, Division of Education, and Dr. Julie Barbour, Linguistics

Te Reo in New Zealand English: Using Picturebooks in Tertiary Pedagogy:

One of the most distinctive features of New Zealand English (NZE) is its use of borrowed Māori words (Deverson, 1984), and as the revitalisation of Te Reo Māori progresses, the number of words we use in NZE increases. In this presentation we share some research in which we explore the potential of picturebooks for supporting first year Arts students in exploring the use of borrowed Māori words in a range of NZE texts. This research contributes to a small but growing literature concerning the pedagogical potential of picturebooks in tertiary pedagogy (Daly & Blakeney-WIlliams, 2015).

If you would like to present a topic, contact Dr. Kyle Barrett ( with your topic and format.