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New Zealand English and English in New Zealand
By Elizabeth Gordon, Tony Deverson
Paperback, 1998, 208pages, very good condition

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Introductory - English, English everywhere, English spreads out, discovery in the Antipodes, English comes to Aotearoa, change in language across time and space; the New Zealand accent - New Zealand English and RP, pronunciation change, the colonial twang, where did the New Zealand accent come from? looking for the evidence, describing New Zealand speech today, the New Zealand vowel sounds, other differences in New Zealand speech; New Zealand English vocabulary - vocabulary change and New Zealand English, studying our own words, New Zealand English and the dictionaries, discarded words, words from Maori, newly made words, new twists to old words, what's in a name? informally speaking more to do with words; New Zealand English in the 20th century -towards a New Zealand English standard, from colony to nation, convergence in word English; the impact of American English, Americanisms and New Zealand English, the British English base, a standard for Maori names; variation within New Zealand English - regional differences in New Zealand English, language and social class, Maori English, male/female language, other forms of variation in New Zealand English; attitudes to New Zealand English - language variation and attitudes to language, early attitudes to New Zealand English, modern views, research into attitudes towards varieties of New Zealand English, New Zealand English and New Zealand identity, passages for comment. Appendices: notes and transcripts accompanying the audiotape; New Zealand English research projects. Please click here to ask a question
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