New Zealand English (Dialects of English EUP)
- Publish Date: 2008-03-12
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Jennifer Hay;Margaret A. Maclagan;Elizabeth Gordon
This book is a comprehensive but accessible description of English as it is spoken in New Zealand. New Zealand English 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. New Zealand English presents the results of this research in an accessible way.