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Jennifer Hay and Margaret A. Maclagan

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780748625291

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625291.001.0001

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New Zealand Vocabulary and Discourse Features

New Zealand Vocabulary and Discourse Features

Chapter:
(p.65) 4 New Zealand Vocabulary and Discourse Features
Source:
New Zealand English
Author(s):

Jennifer Hay

Margaret Maclagan

Elizabeth Gordon

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625291.003.0004

This chapter concentrates primarily on vocabulary, discussing a range of lexical items that together characterise New Zealand English (NZE). It also looks briefly at distinctive discourse features of NZE – including the use of particular discourse markers (e.g., ‘eh’), as well as some conversational strategies New Zealanders use in interaction.

Keywords:   lexicon, discourse markers, conversational strategies, New Zealand English

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