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By Allan Bell, Janet Holmes

This is the 1st number of learn papers at the sociolinguistics and pragmatics of latest Zealand English. The publication offers info at the constitution and use of NZ English in a number various social and nearby contexts. issues coated comprise the query of a brand new Zealand pidgin, adjustments in perspective to NZ English and ameliorations in New Zealand women's and men's speech. as well as what it contributes to the information of latest Zealand English this quantity additionally makes a tremendous contribution to sociolinguistic theoretical and descriptive learn extra generally.

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MITCHELL, A. G. and DELBRIDGE, ARTHUR 1965, The Speech of Australian Adolescents. Sydney: Angus and Robertson. RAMPTON, BEN 1988, Less objectivity, more commitment: a second case study. Mimeo. London: University of London, Institute of Education. SPERBER, DANIEL and WILSON, DEIRDRE 1986, Relevance: Communication and Cognition. Oxford: Blackwell. TABORN, STRETTON 1974, Social class, sex roles and linguistic attitudes in a New Zealand secondary school. Unpublished terms paper. Wellington: Victoria University.

Graham Vaughan & Ingrid Huygens worked in cosmopolitan and subtropical Auckland, and Donn Bayard reports from Dunedin in the south of the South Island. Small-scale unpublished studies undertaken in Wellington, the capital city, confirm and echo the patterns identified in the three studies included in this section. g. Giles & Powesland, 1975; Edwards, 1982). Perhaps surprisingly, given increasing attempts to shake free of 'Mother England', New Zealand attitude research reveals that Received Pronunciation (RP) is also the most highly rated accent in Aotearoa.

London: Longman. Page 21 2 'This Objectionable Colonial Dialect': Historical and Contemporary Attitudes to New Zealand Speech Elizabeth Gordon and Marcia Abell People have been expressing opinions about spoken English in New Zealand almost from the time of the first European settlement. Writings on this subject throw an interesting light not only on the emergence of New Zealand English (NZE) as a distinct variety of English, but also on how this variety was perceived by people once they became aware of its existence.

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