New Zealand Vocabulary and Discourse Features

Jennifer Hay, Margaret Maclagan and Elizabeth Gordon

in New Zealand English

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780748625291
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651542 | DOI:
New Zealand Vocabulary and Discourse Features

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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

Chapter.  7270 words. 

Subjects: Linguistics

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