Journal of the International Phonetic Association


New Zealand English

Laurie Bauer a1, Paul Warren a1, Dianne Bardsley a1, Marianna Kennedy a1 and George Major a1
a1 School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington,,,,

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In this illustration, we present a transcription and discussion of the variety of English spoken by people of European descent in New Zealand. Locally, such people are referred to as being Pakeha, using the Maori word. Pakeha speech is illustrated here in the speech of three educated women. Thus some of the features which might be expected from New Zealanders do not occur in these recordings, although the speakers are all clearly New Zealanders.