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New Zealand English
Its Origins and Evolution

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Part of Studies in English Language

  • Date Published: June 2006
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  • isbn: 9780511192135

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  • New Zealand English - at just 150 years old - is one of the newest varieties of English, and is unique in that its full history and development are documented in extensive audio-recordings. The rich corpus of spoken language provided by New Zealand's 'mobile disk unit' has provided insight into how the earliest New Zealand-born settlers spoke, and consequently, how this new variety of English developed. On the basis of these recordings, this book examines and analyses the extensive linguistic changes New Zealand English has undergone since it was first spoken in the 1850s. The authors, all experts in phonetics and sociolinguistics, use the data to test previous explanations for new dialect formation, and to challenge current claims about the nature of language change. The first ever corpus-based study of the evolution of New Zealand English, this book will be welcomed by all those interested in phonetics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics and dialectology.

    • Provides a unique history of New Zealand English and the formation of a new dialect
    • Examines language change in real time and apparent time, using an extensive archive of recordings from the earliest times
    • Explains the many linguistics changes in New Zealand English, and tests claims about language change in general
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    '... offers illuminating and well-organised conclusions for what can be said to be an excellently grounded theory on the origins of NZE.' Estudios de Sociolinguistica

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    • Date Published: June 2006
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511192135
    • contains: 15 maps 44 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Overview and background
    3. The historical background
    4. Previous attempts to explain the origins of New Zealand English
    5. Methodology
    6. The variables of early New Zealand English
    7. The origins of New Zealand English: reflections from the ONZE data
    8. Implications for language change
    Appendices.

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    New Zealand English

    Elizabeth Gordon, Lyle Campbell, Jennifer Hay, Margaret Maclagan, Andrea Sudbury, Peter Trudgill

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    Elizabeth Gordon, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Elizabeth Gordon is an Associate Professor in the department of Linguistics at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

    Lyle Campbell, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Lyle Campbell is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

    Jennifer Hay, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Jennifer Hay is a lecturer in the department of Linguistics at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

    Margaret Maclagan, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Margaret Maclagan is a Senior Lecturer in Speech and Language Therapy at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

    Andrea Sudbury, King's College London
    Andrea Sudbury is a research administrator at the Management Centre, King's College London.

    Peter Trudgill, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
    Peter Trudgill is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and is a Fellow of the British Academy.

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