New Zealand Ways Of Speaking English

Author: Allan Bell
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853590832
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New Zealand Ways Of Speaking English from the Author: Allan Bell. This is a collection of research papers on the sociolinguistics and pragmatics of New Zealand English. The book provides information on the structure and use of NZ English in a range of different social and regional contexts. Topics covered include the question of a New Zealand pidgin, change in attitudes to NZ English and differences in New Zealand women's and men's speech.

New Zealand English

Author: Allan Bell
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027275475
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New Zealand English from the Author: Allan Bell. New Zealand English is currently one of the most researched varieties of English world-wide. This book presents an up-to-date account of all the major aspects of New Zealand English by leading scholars as well as younger specialists in each of the major fields of enquiry. The book is authoritative in its range and represents not only a synopsis of past research, but also new research in many areas of study. It is of interest not just to specialists in regional varieties of English but many of the chapters detail new approaches to the study of dialect phenomena. It contains an introduction describing the external history of New Zealand English and the development of the study of New Zealand English. It comes with a full bibliography of work on New Zealand English and is fully indexed. This book is a significant landmark in the study of English varieties and will prove indispensable for anyone who is a student of English and New Zealand English.

The Politics Of English As A World Language

Author: Christian Mair
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042008762
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The Politics Of English As A World Language from the Author: Christian Mair. The complex politics of English as a world language provides the backdrop both for linguistic studies of varieties of English around the world and for postcolonial literary criticism. The present volume offers contributions from linguists and literary scholars that explore this common ground in a spirit of open interdisciplinary dialogue.Leading authorities assess the state of the art to suggest directions for further research, with substantial case studies ranging over a wide variety of topics - from the legitimacy of language norms of lingua franca communication to the recognition of newer post-colonial varieties of English in the online OED.Four regional sections treat the Caribbean (including the diaspora), Africa, the Indian subcontinent, and Australasia and the Pacific Rim.Each section maintains a careful balance between linguistics and literature, and external and indigenous perspectives on issues. The book is the most balanced, complete and up-to-date treatment of the topic to date.

Intonational Meaning In Cameroon English Discourse

Author: Yves Talla Sando Ouafeu
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443820407
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Intonational Meaning In Cameroon English Discourse from the Author: Yves Talla Sando Ouafeu. This study is a phonetic description of intonation in Cameroon English, a postcolonial variety of English. Its focus is on the usage of specific tones, paratone and the intonational marking of the information status in discourse. Two main descriptive frameworks are used, namely the Discourse Intonation and the Auto-Segmental Metrical frameworks. Findings of the study are based on the auditory and acoustic analyses of natural conversation as well as read speech and, with relation to the sociolinguistic variables of education and gender, the linguistic variable speaking style. These findings demonstrate for example that, unlike speakers of other postcolonial Englishes (cf. Nigerian English), Cameroon English speakers make new information more prominent (or louder) than given information in the discourse structure. Furthermore, it is shown that Cameroon English speakers make extensive use of the falling pitch movement in speech, which leads the author to conclude that the falling tone does a lot of work in Cameroon English. Lastly, the findings also reveal that sociolinguistic theories postulated in native English communities do not necessarily apply in postcolonial English settings given that native English and postcolonial Englishes have being developing along different lines.

Dirty Silence

Author: Graham McGregor
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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Dirty Silence from the Author: Graham McGregor. This collection of essays addresses the issue of language use in New Zealand, focusing in particular on Maori and New Zealand English. Written by scholars and writers living in New Zealand, the essays examine two aspects of language study. The essays in the first half deal with broadly linguistic aspects such as the historical development of the languages, contemporary issues affecting their linguistic character, and matters of political and social concern in their everyday use. Those in the second half have a more literary focus, exploring oral and narrative traditions of early Pakeha writers on the one hand, and contrasting traditions in Pakeha and Maori writers on the other.

Perspectives On English As A World Language

Author: David John Allerton
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Perspectives On English As A World Language from the Author: David John Allerton. English, originally just the language of England, has become the most international of all languages. Along with this expansion has come diversification of its forms and functions, as well as rivalry with other languages. In this volume an attempt is made to present a cross-section of case studies of English as it is used in different parts of the world, showing how varieties of the language differ and under what conditions they are used. The book is aimed at students and general readers as much as specialists, so that its range has been kept within modest proportions; nevertheless it encompasses selected aspects of the types of English found in Scotland, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Africa, France and Switzerland. In addition, there are papers on the more general issues of learner English, dictionaries for non-major varieties of English, Ogdenæ„€ Basic English, and cultural and ideological aspects of English as a world language. The editors believe they have put together a stimulating and informative introduction to this fascinating and rapidly developing field.

Linguistic Politeness In Britain And Uruguay

Author: Rosina Márquez Reiter
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027298939
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Linguistic Politeness In Britain And Uruguay from the Author: Rosina Márquez Reiter. The first well-researched contrastive pragmatic analysis of requests and apologies in British English and Uruguayan Spanish. It takes the form of a cross-cultural corpus-based analysis using male and female native speakers of each language and systematically alternating the same social variables in both cultures. The data are elicited from a non-prescriptive open role-play yielding requests and apologies. The analysis of the speech acts is based on an adaptation of the categorical scheme developed by Blum-Kulka et al. (1989). The results show that speakers of English and Spanish differ in their choice of (in)directness levels, head-act modifications, and the politeness types of males and females in both cultures. Reference to an extensive bibliography and the thorough discussion of methodological issues concerning speech act studies deserve the attention of students of pragmatics as well as readers interested in cultural matters.

New Zealand English

Author: Jennifer Hay
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780748625291
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New Zealand English from the Author: Jennifer Hay. This work includes an account of the phonetic, phonological, morphosyntactic, lexical and discoursive features of New Zealand English. It discusses the historical development of the dialect, and describes the current regional and social variation within it. As well as sample texts, audio files are available online.