New Zealand English

Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New Zealand English is a website that provides information on New Zealand English, the variety of English that resembles Australian English but still has its distinguishing characteristics. Written by John Newman of University of Alberta (Canada) and linguistic experts from New Zealand, the site is useful to students planning to study in New Zealand and all those interested in studying New Zealand English.

Features:

  • Introduction to the origins of New Zealand English
  • Overview of social variation in New Zealand English
  • Audio recordings of a native speaker's pronunciation of words that have been identified as diagnostic of New Zealand English
  • Bibliography of New Zealand English
  • Index of research projects on New Zealand English
  • Reports of research into the the phrases "All Blacks" and "Wallabies" and the word "Choice"
Site URL: http://www.ualberta.ca/~johnnewm/NZEnglish/home.html

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