Story: Linguistics

Bruce Biggs

Bruce Biggs

Linguist Bruce Biggs talks with children while undertaking field work at the village of Yaramanda in the Baiyer-Mul district of Papua New Guinea in 1959. Biggs was based at the University of Auckland and was among New Zealand's first academic linguists. 

Using this item

University of Auckland, Department of Anthropology, Anthropology Photographic Archive
Reference: 21471
Photograph by Ralph Bulmer

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Janet Holmes, 'Linguistics - Linguistics in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2023)

Story by Janet Holmes, published 22 Oct 2014