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New zealand english : its origins and evolution.

Author: Jennifer Hay Margaret Maclagan Andrea Sudbury Peter Trudgill Elizabeth Gordon Lyle Campbell
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Cambridge University Pres, 2009.
Series: Studies in English language.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Hay Margaret Maclagan Andrea Sudbury Peter Trudgill Elizabeth Gordon Lyle Campbell
ISBN: 0521108950 9780521108959
OCLC Number: 712129157
Description: pages.
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.
Series Title: Studies in English language.

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New Zealand English is one of the newest varieties of English, and is unique in that its history and development are documented in extensive audio-recordings. On the basis of these recordings, this  Read more...
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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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