Bernadette Vine

School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies


Bernadette Vine is the Corpus Manager for the Archive of New Zealand English. The Archive of New Zealand English includes the Wellington Corpus of Spoken New Zealand English (WSC), the Wellington Corpus of Written New Zealand English (WWC) and the International Component of the International Corpus of English (ICE-NZ) as well as the Language in the Workplace Corpus.

Bernadette is a Research Fellow and core member of the Wellington Language in the Workplace Project team and has been involved in collecting and analysing naturally-occurring data in New Zealand organisations since 1996. She has published research on directives and advice, humour in the workplace and leadership.


Vine, Bernadette, Janet Holmes and Meredith Marra 2012. Mentoring migrants: facilitating the transition to the New Zealand workplace. In Holger Limberg and Miriam A. Locher (eds) Advice in Discourse. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 145-166.

Holmes, Janet, Meredith Marra and Bernadette Vine 2011. Leadership, Discourse, and Ethnicity. New York: Oxford University Press.

Vine, Bernadette 2010. Interpersonal issues in the workplace. In Miriam A. Locher and Sage L. Graham (eds) Interpersonal Pragmatics. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter Mouton. 329-351.

Vine, Bernadette 2009. Directives at work: Exploring the contextual complexity of workplace directives. Journal of Pragmatics 41 (7), 151-160.

Vine, Bernadette, Susan Kell, Meredith Marra and Janet Holmes 2009. Boundary marking humour: institutional gender and ethnic demarcation. In Neal R. Norrick and Delia Chiaro (eds) Humor in Interaction. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 125-141.

Vine, Bernadette 2004. Getting Things Done at Work: The Discourse of Power in Workplace Interaction. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins