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Linguistic change, sociohistorical context, and theory-building in variationist linguistics: new-dialect formation in New Zealand

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 May 2006

MIRIAM MEYERHOFF
Affiliation:
University of Edinburgh

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Elizabeth Gordon, Lyle Campbell, Jennifer Hay, Margaret Maclagan, Andrea Sudbury, and Peter Trudgill, 2004. New Zealand English: its origins and evolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0 521 64292 2. Hb £55.00, US$85.00.

Peter Trudgill, 2004. New-dialect formation: the inevitability of colonial Englishes. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press/Georgetown: Georgetown University Press. ISBN 0 7486 1876 7. Hb £45.00.

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I would like to thank Dave Britain, Janet Holmes, Dani Schreier, and Allan Bell for advice and discussions relating to these books. None of them, however, are responsible for the opinions expressed here. I also thank Rachel Lord from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives for her help in clarifying availability of the recordings.

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