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Phonological analysis of casual Japanese speech in optimality theory
(University of Canterbury. Linguistics, 2004)
The study of casual speech, along with that of children's language acquisition, dialects and aphasia, can provide data of great significance in identifying marked segments and structures of languages. Yet few attempts have ...
Eke ki runga i te waka: the use of dominant metaphors by newly-fluent Māori speakers in historical perspective
(University of Canterbury. Maori and Indigenous Studies, 2007)
In language revitalisation movements the main impetus and passion is often provided by adults who, as second language speakers, have gained fluency in their heritage language. As parents and teachers these adults often ...
Vowel Change in New Zealand English - Patterns and Implications
(University of Canterbury. Linguistics, 2006)
This thesis investigates change in a number of phonological variables in New Zealand English (NZE) during a formative period of its development. The variables under analysis are the short front vowels /ɪ/, /ɛ/, /æ/, the ...