New Zealand English
Allan Bell, Koenraad Kuiper
John Benjamins Publishing, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 366 pages
New Zealand English is currently one of the most researched varieties of English world-wide. This book presents an up-to-date account of all the major aspects of New Zealand English by leading scholars as well as younger specialists in each of the major fields of enquiry. The book is authoritative in its range and represents not only a synopsis of past research, but also new research in many areas of study. It is of interest not just to specialists in regional varieties of English but many of the chapters detail new approaches to the study of dialect phenomena. It contains an introduction describing the external history of New Zealand English and the development of the study of New Zealand English. It comes with a full bibliography of work on New Zealand English and is fully indexed. This book is a significant landmark in the study of English varieties and will prove indispensable for anyone who is a student of English and New Zealand English.
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Handling New Zealand English lexis
The dialectal origins of New Zealand English
Noone sounds like us? A comparison
The apparent merger of the front centring diphthongs
Intonation and prosody in New Zealand English
Variation in New Zealand English syntax and morphology
As far as analysing grammatical variation and change
a case study
Notes on the contributors
accent Aidan Allan Allan Bell analysis Auckland AusE Australian English Batterham Bauer Bayard Bell British centralized chain shift Christchurch conservative contexts corpus deletion Dictionary diphthongs discourse discussion distinctive DNZE Dunedin element ethnic evidence example Excerpt female forecasts forms frequently front full vowels gender Gordon and Maclagan grammatical groups High Rising Terminal Holmes HRTs Hundt identity innovative interaction interviews Labov lexical lexis linguistic Louise male Maori and Pakeha Maori English Maori language Maori speakers markers merger monophthongs narratives North Island Otago Pakeha English Pakeha speakers pattern phonetic phonological Porirua preterite pronunciation realizations sample schwa Scottish English shift social sociolinguistic solidarity southern hemisphere dialects speech structure style suggest syllable Table three dialects Trudgill UMC LMC variables variant varieties of English verb vernacular Victoria University Vince vocabulary voiced WCWNZE weather Wellington words yeah yod-dropping Zealand English