ENLA310-15S1 (C) Semester One 2015

New Zealand English

30 points
23 Feb 2015 - 28 Jun 2015


The entire history of New Zealand English can be tracked in the Origin of New Zealand English corpus (ONZE), housed at the University of Canterbury. Using this extensive collection of spoken language, we can compare the accents of the very earliest New Zealand born settlers to those of contemporary speakers, to examine how New Zealand English has changed. This allows us to answer interesting questions not only about New Zealand English but also about language change in general. This course has a practical focus which will provide hands-on experience in the analysis of New Zealand English. Students are trained in sociolinguistic methodology and in how to use the ONZE corpus, and are given the opportunity to conduct their own piece of research on language variation and/or change in New Zealand.


LING206 or LING207 or LING210 or LING215 or LING216 or LING217 or ENLA210


Equivalent Courses


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Research paper 30% Week 12
Research poster 20% Week 10
'Seen' class test 20% Due at the mid point of the semester
Take-home exercises 30% Take-home exercises; 2 in term 1, 1 in term 2.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,393.00

International fee $5,825.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if less than 1 person applies to enrol.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All ENLA310 Occurrences

  • ENLA310-15S1 (C) Semester One 2015