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Allophonic imitation within and across word positions
(University of Canterbury. Linguistics, 2015)
This dissertation investigates imitation in speech, which is the general tendency shown by a speaker to become more similar to another speaker in the way they speak. Many of us have experienced this while talking to someone ...
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 ...