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New Zealand English

Jennifer Hay and Margaret A. Maclagan


This book is a description of English as it is spoken in New Zealand. New Zealand English (NZE) is one of the youngest native-speaker varieties of English, and is the only variety of English where there is recorded evidence of its entire history. It shares some features with other Southern Hemisphere varieties of English such as Australian English and South African English, but is also clearly distinct from these. For the past two decades, extensive research has focused on the evolution and ongoing development of the variety. The book presents the results of this research in an accessible way. ... More

Keywords: New Zealand English, Southern Hemisphere, Australian English, South African English, phonetic features, phonological features, morphosyntactic features, lexical features, discourse features

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780748625291
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625291.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Hay, author

Margaret A. Maclagan, author