Sound change in Māori and the Influence of New Zealand English

Show simple item record Watson, Catherine en Maclagan, MA en King, J en Harlow, R en Keegan, Peter en 2016-09-01T22:18:38Z en 2016-08 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of the International Phonetics Association, 2016, 46 (2) pp. 185 - 218 en
dc.identifier.issn 0025-1003 en
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dc.description.abstract This article investigates sound change in the vowels of Māori, the indigenous language of New Zealand. It examines the relationship between sound changes in Māori and in New Zealand English, the more dominant language, with which Māori has been in close contact for nearly 200 years. We report on the analysis of three adult speaker groups whose birth dates span 100 years. All speakers were bilingual in Māori and New Zealand English. In total the speech of 31 men and 31 women was investigated. Analysis was done on the first and second formant values, extracted from the vowel targets. There has been considerable movement in the Māori vowel space. We find that the sound change in the Māori monophthongs can be directly attributed to the impact of New Zealand English, however the situation for the diphthongs is not so clear cut. There is some evidence that both New Zealand English monophthongs and diphthongs are impacting on the Māori diphthongs, but so too are the Māori monophthongs. We conclude that although New Zealand English has had a strong influence on Māori, there is very strong evidence that new generations of speakers of Māori are acquiring a phonemic system with its own internal parameters and consistencies. en
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dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of the International Phonetics Association en
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dc.title Sound change in Māori and the Influence of New Zealand English en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/S0025100316000025 en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 185 en
pubs.volume 46 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: rnational Phonetic Association en en
pubs.end-page 218 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 519853 en Education and Social Work en Te Puna Wananga en Engineering en Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering en
dc.identifier.eissn 1475-3502 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-02-04 en

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