There are three publications which regularly publish work on New Zealand English: the New Zealand English Journal (formerly the New Zealand English Newsletter), Te Reo (the Journal of the New Zealand Linguistics Society), and Wellington Working Papers in Linguistics. The archives of these publications contain a great many articles – largely descriptive – outlining features of New Zealand English. Some, but by no means all, of these articles are included in the bibliography below.
A more comprehensive New Zealand English bibliography has been prepared by Tony Deverson and John Macalister, and was published in volume 20 (2006) of the New Zealand English Journal. It is currently available on line at http://www.vuw.ac.nz/lals/publications/nzej.aspx.
Earlier books which provide overviews of NZE
Accessible introductions to NZE
Bayard, D. (1995). Kiwitalk: Sociolinguistics and New Zealand Society. Palmerston North, NZ: Dunmore Press.
Burridge, K. and J. G. Mulder (1998). English in Australia and New Zealand: An Introduction to its History, Structure and Use. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
Gordon, E. and T. Deverson (1985). New Zealand English: An Introduction to New Zealand Speech and Usage. Auckland: Heinemann. (This book was revised and extended in Gordon and Deverson 1998.)
Gordon, E. and T. Deverson (1998). New Zealand English and English in New Zealand. Auckland: New House.
Earlier books which provide an interesting perspective on the study of NZE in the past
(N.B. For an overview of early writing on NZE see Gordon et al. 2004, Chapter 2.)
Acker, A. (1967). Newzild and How to Speak It. Wellington: A. H. and A. W. Reed.