This article will provide an introduction to the Māori language. Particular attention is paid to Māori reflexive construction, which sometimes uses a so-called support form to express reflexivity. It will familiarise the reader with Role and Reference Grammar (RRG), a functionally motivated approach to a grammatical model which accounts for both the form and function of language. RRG provides a robust framework for analysing reflexive constructions. Finally, having considered this framework, the article will account for the occurrence of a reflexive support form in reflexive constructions.
"Headedness in Māori Reflexivity: A Role and Reference Grammar Analysis,"
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2, Article 2.
Available at: http://arrow.dit.ie/itbj/vol13/iss2/2