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  New Zealand English - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
New Zealand English is close to Australian English in pronunciation, but has several subtle differences often overlooked by people from outside these countries.
New Zealanders will often reply to a question with a statement spoken with a rising inflection on the last couple of words (known in linguistics as a high rising terminal).
New Zealanders, in informal speech, will often use the third person feminine she in place of the third person neuter it as the subject of a sentence, especially when the subject is the first word of the sentence.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/n/e/w/New_Zealand_English_3b82.html   (4407 words)

 Aspire New Zealand English language school for study in New Zealand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The New Zealand education system is a based on several guiding principles including: culturally appropriate early childhood services; primary and secondary education that is free for New Zealand citizens and permanent residents; equitable and affordable access to tertiary education; and quality assured and portable education qualifications.
The options for English language study in New Zealand range from short courses that may combine classroom study with recreational activities, to longer diploma courses, preparation programmes for the IELTS and TOEFL examinations, and academic study preparation courses.
English language tuition is provided in a variety of settings including: in private training establishments; in English language schools or departments attached to universities and polytechnics; and other public tertiary institutions.
www.aspire-english.co.nz /education.html   (913 words)

 New Zealand English - Cambridge University Press
New Zealand English - at just 150 years old - is one of the newest varieties of English, and is unique in that its full history and development are documented in extensive audio-recordings.
On the basis of these recordings, this book examines and analyses the extensive linguistic changes New Zealand English has undergone since it was first spoken in the 1850s.
The first ever corpus-based study of the evolution of New Zealand English, this book will be welcomed by all those interested in phonetics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics and dialectology.
www.cambridge.org /uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521642922   (285 words)

 Aspire New Zealand English language school for study in Auckland, New Zealand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
New Zealand is a natural wonderland with magnificent uncrowded beaches, secluded bays just waiting to be explored, sparkling sapphire Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea waters, spectacular green and blue lakes, rolling green farmland, and native tree covered mountains.
New Zealand is known for its high quality and credible education system.
Aspire New Zealand is registered as a private training establishment (PTE) by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) under the provisions of the Education Act 1989 and its subsequent amendments.
www.aspire-english.co.nz   (731 words)

 MANUAL OF INFORMATION to accompany The Wellington Corpus of Written New Zealand English
The idea of a New Zealand corpus had been around since the first half of the 1980s, was canvassed at a Linguistic Society of New Zealand Conference in Wellington in 1985 by Derek Davy, and was warmly supported by the Linguistic Society.
However, not enough suitable material was published in New Zealand in 1986, and in practice the Wellington Corpus, while most of the material it uses was published in 1986 or 1987, covers the years 1986-1990.
The Index to New Zealand Periodicals was used as a starting point for the random selection of articles in the same relative proportions for the different academic fields as in the LOB Corpus.
khnt.hit.uib.no /icame/manuals/wellman/INDEX.HTM   (5352 words)

 New Zealand English: Unit Plan [English Online]
AS90726 (English 3.7): Complete independent research on a language or literature topic and present findings in written form.
Visit Sounds of New Zealand English to listen to A NZer's pronunciation of large number of common words.
An investigation of regional variations in the English used by young New Zealanders.
english.unitecnology.ac.nz /resources/units/nzenglish/home.html   (556 words)

 Mysteries and curiosities of New Zealand (in English)
The problem is, however, that New Zealanders are strangely shy and humble when comes to the subject of mysteries present in their country.
It was photographed in Wanaka, New Zealand, on the slope of the Coromandel Peak.
Namely, why New Zealand does not have native land animals, in spite that it is full of their fossils.
newzealand.0me.com /newzealand.htm   (15391 words)

 Study English in New Zealand | English Language Schools NZ | ENGLISH NEW ZEALAND
ENGLISH NEW ZEALAND is a group of well-established, quality English language schools located across New Zealand.
ENGLISH NEW ZEALAND is a registered society that incorporates the long-standing organisation known as FIELSNZ (Federation of Independent English Language Schools of New Zealand), which was set up in 1986.
All member schools across New Zealand are approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and are signatories to the New Zealand Ministry of Education Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.
www.englishnewzealand.co.nz   (300 words)

 Internships in New Zealand, English School New Zealand, Study English in New Zealand, New Zealand College of English ...
Students bring New Zealand skills we need in our workforce, there can be special visa arrangements for students with special skills.
New Zealanders are interested overseas students working in New Zealand because it exposes New Zealand to global skills and knowledge.
New Zealand is looking for students that have skills that employers are unable to find in New Zealand.
www.newzealand-english.com /workinginnewzealand.html   (316 words)

 New Zealand - Learn English Magazine - British Council
New Zealand is a very developed, industrialised country, where western and Maori cultures and peoples have integrated so much that Maori traditions were in danger of dying out.
New Zealand slang is different to British and American slang, and even different to Australian.
My favourites are ‘chilli bin’; nothing to do with spicy food, but New Zealand slang for a cool box, and ‘give it some jandal’;, meaning ‘put your foot down on the accelerator and speed up’ (‘jandals’; are plastic shoes -‘flip flops’ in the UK and ‘thongs’ in Australia!).
www.learnenglish.org.uk /magazine/magazine_home_new_zealand.html   (781 words)

 New Zealand Tourism Online : New Zealand Travel, Accommodation, Tours, Attractions, Vacation and NZ Holiday Sites
New Zealand is one of the top holiday destinations in the world with its clean green natural image, scenery, Lord of the Rings film setting, adventure, culture and value for money.
New Zealand's premier men's tennis tournament, the Heineken Open, attracts some top tennis players from around the world and will be held during the week of 8-13 January 2007, at the ASB Tennis Centre...
New Zealand is a beautiful country and these DVD's will give you a great overview of the tourist attractions within New Zealand, Maori culture, and much much more.
www.tourism.net.nz   (624 words)

 New Zealand English
After arrival in New Zealand, many migrants realise that there are significant differences between their current English and the New Zealand English needed for successful settlement - including finding suitable employment.
As a new settler in New Zealand, you need to be realistic about the level of English competency that is required for successful settlement in the local New Zealand context.
For new settlers wanting to work in a professional work place, it is important to understand that language skills required for job searching and in the work place can challenge even those who speak English as a first language.
www.arms-mrc.org.nz /NZEnglish.aspx   (336 words)

 Study and learn English in New Zealand at GEOS Language Schools and Colleges NZ
Our English language schools have been established in 1984, is one of the oldest English language schools in New Zealand.
New Zealand is a great country to explore and Auckland is the largest most diverse and most energetic city situated between two natural harbours, it is known internationally as the city of sails.
New Zealand ’s capital city is famous for its strong arts culture and intimate city atmosphere.
www.learnenglish.co.nz   (747 words)

 Learn English in New Zealand Christchurch English Language Schools Study
The Cambridge Examinations in English are recognised and highly regarded by English speaking universities and companies.
IELTS is a requirement for enrolment at universities and colleges in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Study English with LSI and choose from a selection of courses; from standard, intensive and business courses to one-to-one classes.
www.lsi.edu /en/christchurch.html   (650 words)

 New Zealand English Language Schools — The Language House
New Zealanders (known as Kiwis) love their sport, especially rugby, cricket and sailing.
New Zealand has an excellent reputation for English training and is ideal for those with adventure in their heart in search of unspoilt nature.
For the budget conscious New Zealand, like Australia, is ideal for long-term courses.
www.tlh.ch /English/destNZ.htm   (208 words)

 Study English in Taupo,New Zealand with NZ study.com
New Zealand at one of Taupo's excellent English language schools.
The Taupo English language schools are located in and around the centre of Taupo.
Taupo is situated next to lake Taupo - New Zealand's largest lake, stunning region in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand.
www.nzstudy.com /english/taupo   (292 words)

 EnglishAdvantage Dunedin New Zealand English Language School
Our English Language School is based in the city of Dunedin in New Zealand.
We teach English as a Second Language courses in both full-time and part-time formats.
This means that we offer support to New Zealand and International students wishing to study all aspects of the English language whether it be High School, university or ESL.
www.englishadvantage.ac.nz   (240 words)

 Study English at Pacific English Language School, Christchurch New Zealand
We are an English Language School with English courses, ski, snowboard, TOEIC, IELTS, Cambridge Exams and English Adventure for international students.
Study English in Christchurch, a great place to study English in New Zealand.
Study English in a small class with international students from around the world.We specialise in English adventure so if you like to have fun you will love this school.
www.english-language.school.nz   (301 words)

 Learn English at a New Zealand English Language School
New Zealand has great facilities in these and many other sports.
You have a choice of several towns or cities in which to study, in the lower half of the North Island and the upper part of the South Island.
We will also arrange your accommodation in New Zealand - in a hotel, home-stay or hostel.
www.myword.co.nz   (343 words)

 Study English in New Zealand with NZ study.com
New Zealand at one of New Zealand's excellent English language schools.
There are many languages schools in New Zealand and are located in the major business and tourist centres throughout the north and south Islands of New Zealand.
English for special purposes may include English for air traffic controllers, Business English, English for flight attendants and Sports related English.
www.nzstudy.com /schools/english   (218 words)

 Linguist List - Book Information
New Zealand English is currently one of the most researched varieties of English world-wide.
The book is authoritative in its range and represents not only a synopsis of past research, but also new research in many areas of study and is of interest not just to specialists in regional varieties of English but many of the chapters detail new approaches to the study of dialect phenomena.
A significant landmark in the study of English varieties this work will prove indispensable for anyone who is a student of English and New Zealand English.
linguistlist.org /pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=934   (210 words)

 newzealandeducated.com offers information on new zealand education including new zealand universities, new Zealand ...
New Zealand is becoming first choice for an increasing number of international students seeking quality education.
New Zealand universities, colleges and other New Zealand education institutions offer students a unique learning environment.
This is supported by an integrated education system in which students attending New Zealand schools and New Zealand English language schools find it easy to make the transition to the next level of education.
www.newzealandeducated.com   (277 words)

 New Zealand Guide Book
The Weather section gives maximum and minimum temperatures for most New Zealand cities as well as recommendations for what to wear at different times of the year.
The Food section includes recipies for foods only (or mostly) from New Zealand as well as cultural discussions about food.
And finally, The Hitchhiker's Guide to New Zealand is a comical coverage of geography, history, politics, and culture.
www.nz.com /new-zealand/guide-book   (300 words)

 New Zealand English School : New Zealand Education Centres
New Zealand has a top selection of education and training centres throughout the country catering to a wide range of interests.
NEW ZEALAND LANGUAGE INSTITUTE - Rotorua The New Zealand Language Institute is fully registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).
New Zealand on DVD These DVDs provide a comprehensive insight into New Zealand, major New Zealand tourist attractions, Maori culture, New Zealand history and much more.
www.tourism.net.nz /visitor-information/education-and-training   (546 words)

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These activities call for skills based on a thorough knowledge of human development, detailed study of social institutions and policies and a personal capacity to effectively assist others.
The members of the research team have completed a book based on the Mobile Unit data, with a working title of 'The Origins and Development of New Zealand English'.
The Glenn Schaeffer Prize in Modern Letters is valued at NZ$60,000, and is New Zealand's richest single literary award.
www.lycos.com /info/new-zealand-english--victoria-university.html   (265 words)

 Critical English Online - NZ english
Bauer, L., and Bauer, W. NZ English or NZ Englishes, English in Aotearoa, (43), 59-76.
Gordon, E. New Zealand English and New Zealand identify, English in Aotearoa, English in Aotearoa, (41), 28-31.
Moffat, K. Issues of settler identity in 'The story of a New Zealand river' and 'The piano', English in Aotearoa, (41), 32-36, 49-50.
www.soe.waikato.ac.nz /english/EIA/nzeng.html   (235 words)

 Learn English in New Zealand English Language Courses Schools Study
New Zealand, the first country in the world to see the sun rise each day, is situated in the South Pacific Ocean, 1600km east of Australia.
Auckland, the gateway to New Zealand, is a unique two-harbour city with spectacular views and breathtaking scenery.
Living in Auckland means that in just half an hour you could be sailing to an island, barbecuing by an east-coast white sand beach, teeing off at a golf course, walking in the NZ bush or visiting the plethora of museums, restaurants, bars and shops.
www.lsi.edu /en/zealand.html   (316 words)

 Maaori Words in New Zealand English   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
That noble publication "An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand", published by the Government Printer, 1966, editor A H McLintock, 3 volumes (a steal at 7 pounds 10 shillings), says that the original meaning and derivation are obscure.
It defines pakeha as a Maori term for the white inhabitants of New Zealand and says that the word was in vogue prior to 1815.
I can't think of an example of the top of my head but I am sure that some English words have passed into other languages and then come back into English with a somewhat changed form and meaning.
www.cs.cmu.edu /People/mjw/Language/Maaori/InNZEnglish.html   (464 words)

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