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ENGS20-21 Varieties of English: New Zealand English 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
DP in English Language, Literature and Translation
Faculty of Communication Sciences

General description

New Zealand English is one of the world's youngest varieties of English. We discuss its origins and development, looking at theories of new dialect formation and the development of postcolonial Englishes in general, and get to know the defining characteristics of NZE at the levels of pronunciation, lexis, and grammar. Comparisons are made between NZE, its closest relative Australian English, and the parent variety, British English. Assessment is based on class participation, a presentation, and a final essay.

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Paul Rickman, Teacher responsible


4-Sep-2017 – 11-Dec-2017
Mon 4-Sep-2017 - 9-Oct-2017 weekly at 14-16, Pinni B 3113
Mon 23-Oct-2017 - 11-Dec-2017 weekly at 14-16, Pinni B 3113