Bernadette Vine

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 2020. Introducing Language in the Workplace. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Vine, Bernadette 2019. Context matters: Exploring the influence of norms, values and context on a Māori male manager. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology 50: 1182-1197.

Holmes, Janet, Meredith Marra and Bernadette Vine 2019. Telling stories: analysing Māori and Pākehā workplace narratives. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 49: 104-117.

Marra, Meredith, Janet Holmes and Bernadette Vine. 2019. Explicit or implicit? Facilitating interactional competence through mentoring discourse at work. Langage & Société 168.

Vine, Bernadette. 2018. Just, actually at work in New Zealand. In Eric Friginal (ed) Studies in Corpus-based Sociolinguistics. London: Routledge. 199-220.

Vine, Bernadette (ed.) 2018. The Routledge Handbook of Language in the Workplace. Abingdon Routledge.

Vine, Bernadette and Meredith Marra 2017. The Wellington Language in the Workplace Project: Creating stability through flexibility. In Marra, Meredith and Paul Warren (eds). Linguist at Work: Festschrift for Janet Holmes. Wellington: Victoria University Press. 181-201.  

Vine, Bernadette 2016a. Pragmatic markers at work in New Zealand. In Lucy Pickering, Eric Friginal and Shelley Staples (eds), Talking at Work: Corpus-based Explorations of Workplace Discourse. London: Palgrave McMillan. 1-25.

Vine, Bernadette. 2016b. “The Wellington Language in the Workplace Project: Engaging with the Research and Wider Communities.” In Creating and Digitizing Language Corpora Volume 3: Databases for Public Engagement, edited by Karen P. Corrigan, and Adam Mearns. Basingstoke: Palgrave. 321-346.

Vine, Bernadette and Sharon Marsden 2016. 'Eh' at work: The indexicality of a New Zealand English pragmatic marker. Intercultural Pragmatics 13, 3: 383–405.

Lazzaro-Salazar, Mariana, Meredith Marra, Janet Holmes and Bernadette Vine 2015. Doing power and negotiating through disagreement in public meetings. Pragmatics and Society. 6, 3:44-464.

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