Wellington Working Papers in Linguistics

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Contents: Volume 25, 2022

  • Francisca Knarston: Returning New Zealanders and the workplace
  • Luané Lennox: The left and right peripheries of Afrikaans
  • Bryer Oden: New Zealand identity in (social) media: Who is a New Zealander in the wake of COVID-19?
  • Reuben Sanderson: An historical analysis of /s/-retraction in New Zealand English

WWP, Volume 25, 2022pdf4.72MB

Contents: Volume 24, 2022

  • Shae Holcroft: Taem i stap go: Marking tense and aspect in Bislama
  • Matilda Neyland: The Sexual Other: Discursive constructions of migrant sex workers in New Zealand media
  • Reuben Sanderson: Breaking frames with Babish: How community boundaries are managed through humour on a professional YouTube channel

WWP, Volume 24, 2022pdf3MB

Contents: Volume 23, 2017

Linguistic travels in time and space: Festschrift for Liz Pearce

  • Laurie Bauer: How can you put Liz into a tree?
  • Sigrid Beck: An alternative semantic cycle for universal quantifiers
  • Adriana Belletti: Passive and movement of verbal chunks in a V/head-movement language
  • Guglielmo Cinque: A note on Romance and Germanic past participle relative clauses
  • Nicola Daly and Julie Barbour: Teachers’ understandings of the role of translation in vernacular language maintenance in Malekula: some early thoughts
  • William D. Davies: Untangling multiple Madurese benefactives
  • Paul de Lacy: Circumscriptive haplologizing reduplicants
  • Mark Hale: Phonetics, phonology and syntax in synchrony and diachrony
  • Hans Henrich Hock: Indo-European linguistics meets Micronesian and Sunda-Sulawesi
  • Leina Isno: Nembangahu – The big stone
  • Richard S. Kayne: The syntax of wherewithal
  • Michael J. Kenstowicz: A note on the phonology and phonetics of CR, RC, and SC consonant clusters in Italian
  • Alistair Knott and Martin Takac: A sensorimotor interpretation of Logical Form, and its application in a model of Māori sentences
  • Paul Law: Some issues on verbal reciprocals in Malagasy
  • John Lynch: Why did Erromangan wind names turn 90 degrees?
  • Lisa Matthewson, Heidi Quinn, Diane Massam, and Lynsey Talagi: The curious case of preverbal ko in Niuean
  • Timothy Mckinnon, Peter Cole, Yanti, and Gabriella Hermon: Phrase-level stem alternations in Sumatran Malayic
  • Miriam Meyerhoff: Possession marking in Nkep (East Santo, Vanuatu)
  • Yuko Otsuka: On Cia and C-final bases in Polynesian
  • Bill Palmer: Pronouns and the DP in Hoava
  • Luigi Rizzi: A note on the typology of topic and focus markers
  • Nick Thieberger: Unable to say too much about kano in Nafsan (South Efate)
  • Lisa deMena Travis: Adjacency and DP licensing
  • Dieter Wanner: Surselvan 1S /-əl/, or: Jeu anflel quei buca curios

WWP, Volume 23, 2017pdf3.43MB

Contents: Volume 22, 2017

  • Danielle Ashby-Coventry and Caitlin Andrews: The development of IM language over time
  • Alexandra Birchfield: “Both a maid and a man”: The use of Do-support as a marker of gender in Shakespeare’s cross-dressing plays
  • Lou Kendall: Gloriavale and the case of the opening MOUTH
  • Kaitlyn Smith: Deconstructing ‘disabling’ discourses: the co- construction of disability identities in interaction
  • Caleb Stone: Attitudes to Samoan English and Pākehā English
  • Lou Kendall: How does contrastive accenting affect pronominal reference resolution?
  • Emma Wollum: Swearing Is Caring? Investigating Links Between Expletive Vocabulary Size, Emotional Vocabulary Size, and Expletive Use
  • Katharine Levendis: Yeah nah as a pragmatic marker of cultural politeness in New Zealand English

WWP, Volume 22, 2017pdf7.58MB

Contents: Volume 21, 2013

  • Jessica Scott: Learning the ropes
  • Rachel Leggett: A day in the life of an eldercare worker
  • Roseanna Finkle-Vern: Development of sociolinguistic competence in children from a Montessori preschool
  • Khadijeh Gharibi and Mortaza Yamini: Politeness in young children's speech
  • Jennifer Gilbert: Sign language, interpreters and power

WWP, Volume 21, 2013pdf690KB

Contents: Volume 20, 2008

  • Sophia Jarlov Wallingford: The pluralisation of nouns in New Zealand Sign Language
  • Sophia Jarlov Wallingford: A preliminary formal syntactic analysis of wh-questions in New Zealand Sign Language
  • Raquel Direnzo: Double realization of verbs in Argentinian Spanish
  • Xitao Fu: Metonymy and metaphor: Continuum or hierarchy?
  • Anna Piasecki and Paul Warren: Language-specific cues - A cue to language?

WWP, Volume 20, 2008pdf2.1MB

Contents: Volume 19, 2007

  • Kazuyo Murata: Laughter in Japanese business meetings - a relational perspective
  • Leilarna Kingsley: Explicit language policy and language practices in multilingual banks in Luxembourg
  • Jeannie Fletcher: Powerhouses of organizational knowledge creation: Communities of practice or micro-communities of knowledge?
  • Julia De Bres: Using workplaces to research attitudes and behaviours towards the Māori language in Wellington
  • Mariana Lazzaro-Salazar: Politeness in intercultural workplace interaction: A literature review

WWP, Volume 19, 2007pdf990KB

Contents: Volume 18, 2006

  • Katherine Quigley: The Metaphors of Economic Change
  • Amigo Westbrook: Te Reo Māori words in job advertisements: Lexemes of New Zealand English?
  • John Macalister: "That place would be better named Glover': Establishing and contesting identity through the (re)naming of places

WWP, Volume 18, 2006pdf17.91MB

Contents: Volume 17, 2005

  • Kalangis Bembe and Elizabeth Pearce: Unua texts
  • Laura Dimock: The bilabial trill in Unua
  • Glorious Oxenham, Elizabeth Pearce and Agnes Terraschke: Roviana text
  • Martin Paviour-Smith: Mood marking on Malakula
  • Martin Paviour-Smith and Willy Makenzie: Exacting the hen's revenge: An initial enquiry into the nature of narrative in Aulua
  • Elizabeth Pearce: The reflexes of Proto-Oceanic *na in Unua

WWP, Volume 17, 2005pdf2.41MB

Contents: Volume 16, 2004

  • Julia de Bres: Intergenerational attitudes towards Dutch language maintenance in New Zealand
  • Jeh Sie Tan: The use of got in Malaysian English
  • Stephanie Schnurr: How female leaders use humour to integrate their professional and their gender identities
  • Janet Holmes: Monitoring, mentoring and managing: the complexities of workplace discourse
  • Luke McCrohon: "2B or nt 2B": Txt Speak as an in-group marker
  • Ann Weatherall: "Whr r u? tb!": A preliminary study of language use in young people's text messages

WWP, Volume 16, 2004pdf3.18MB

Contents: Volume 15, 2003

  • Helen Ainsworth: How she says it and how he says it - differences in the intonation of dairy farming women and men in South Taranaki
  • Patricia Vermillion: The ups and downs of Kiwis: an experiment investigating tonal cues used to identify NZE intonation
  • Paul Warren, Shari Speer and Amy Schafer: Wanna-contraction and prosodic disambiguation in US and NZ English
  • Joel Zwartz and Paul Warren: This is a statement? Lateness of rise as a factor in listener interpretation of HRTs.

WWP, Volume 15, 2003pdf2.03MB

Contents: Volume 14, 2002

  • Laurie Bauer and Paul Warren: Affix-able words: morphological productivity as the basis for (de)composition in processing
  • Gloria Hu: Phonological awareness in young Cantonese-Mandarin bilinguals
  • Megan Rae and Paul Warren: The asymmetrical change in progress of NEAR and SQUARE vowels in NZE: psycholinguistic evidence
  • Jen Hay and Paul Warren: Experiments on /r/-intrusion

WWP, Volume 14, 2002pdf2.09MB

Contents: Volume 13, 2001

  • Laurie Bauer: Whither the thesaurus
  • Laurie Bauer: How and why the phonological word and the morphosyntactic word do not coincide
  • Hannah Buchanan: Neutralisation of DRESS and TRAP before /l/ in New Zealand English
  • Yono Sukarno: vP-aspect: aspectual base properties of Indonesian predicates

P, Volume 13, 2001pdf1.46MB

Contents: Volume 12, 2000

  • Angela Ford: A DP analysis of Iaai noun phrases
  • Elizabeth Pearce: Transitivity, incorporation and animacy in Iaai
  • Elizabeth Pearce: and Samuel Ukewea Wadjeno Uny me Cako: Iaai text
  • Shizuka Torii: What is tense?

WWP, Volume 12, 2000pdf2.31MB

Contents: Volume 11, 1999

  • Sai Hui: Humour in a Cantonese family: an analysis in an asymmetrical small group setting
  • Jinnie Potter: Chartwell School: sixteen years of a Japanese-English bilingual venture
  • Maria Stubbe, Chris Lane, Jo Hilder, Elaine Vine, Bernadette Vine, Janet Holmes, Meredith Marra and Ann Weatherall: Multiple discourse analyses of a workplace interaction
  • Wellington Working Papers in Linguistics Policy Guidelines

WWP, Volume 11, 1999pdf2.28MB

Contents: Volume 10, 1998

Out of Print

  • Janet Holmes: The linguistic construction of gender identity
  • Jane Pilkington, Janet Holmes and Chris Lane: Gossip: its context and its boundaries
  • Sandra Shearn: Interviewing styles on New Zealand National Radio: is Mike Hosking really so outrageous?
  • Robert Sigley: Interpreting social variation using stylistic continua: the strange case of relativiser choice
  • Lynnette Sollitt Morris: The paradox of silence in interaction: an indicator both of power and powerlessness
  • Transcription conventions

WWP, Volume 10, 1998pdf3.17MB

Contents: Volume 9, 1997

  • Diane Massam: Three Faces of Niuean aki
  • Elizabeth Pearce: DP Licensing and Spec roles in Māori
  • Elizabeth Pearce: Genitive Case in the Maori DP
  • Shizuka Torii: Two Types of Evaluation Time and Subject Marking in Japan

WWP, Volume 9, 1997pdf2.48MB

Contents: Volume 8, 1996

  • Jen Hay: No laughing matter: gender and humour support strategies
  • Gary Johnson: The management of interaction in the television interviews of Maggie Barry
  • Shelley Robertson: Māori English and the bus-driving listener: a study of ethnic identification and phonetic cues
  • Ben Taylor: Gay men, femininity and /t/ in New Zealand English
  • REPORT ON RESEARCH IN PROGRESS: Janet Holmes and Chris Lane Interactional Variation in Environmental Interviews
  • BOOK REVIEW: Mary Crawford Talking Difference. Reviewed by Janet Holmes.

WWP, Volume 8, 1996pdf3.05MB

Contents: Volume 7, 1995

Out of Print

  • Laurie Bauer: Is the morpheme dead?
  • Jen Hay: The Adjacency Condition and the Atom Condition: compatible morphological constraints
  • Elizabeth Pearce: V-movement and optionality
  • Paul Warren: The sound of desert trains: delay strategies and constraints in spoken sentence processing

WWP, Volume 7, 1995pdf1.58MB

Contents: Volume 6, 1994

  • Anita Easton: Talk and laughter in New Zealand women's speech
  • Jen Hay: Jocular abuse in mixed gender interaction
  • Janet Holmes and Allan Bell: Consonant cluster reduction in New Zealand English
  • Camille Plimmer: Language maintenance and shift in the Italian community in Wellington

WWP, Volume 6, 1994pdf2.67MB

Contents: Volume 5, 1992

Out of Print

  • Chris Lane: Repetitive questioning in courtroom interaction and interlanguage communication
  • Lisa Matthewson: Conversation behaviour of television viewers
  • Jane Pilkington: Don't try and make out that I'm nice!' The different strategies women and men use when gossiping
  • Maria Stubbe: What's the score? Qualitative vs quantitative analysis in gender research.

WWP, Volume 5, 1992pdf1.92MB

Contents: Volume 4, 1992

  • Laurie Bauer: Review of J. Kelly and J. Local Doing Phonology
  • Gavin Carr: On Heads in Morphology and Syntax
  • Lisa Matthewson: Prosodic Morphology in Alabama Negation
  • Matthew Scott: An Assimilatory Neutralization in New Zealand English

WWP, Volume 4, 1992pdf1.95MB

Contents: Volume 3, 1991

  • Janet Holmes: Women's verbal contributions in public settings
  • Caroline McGhie: The jargon of Wellington taxi dispatchers
  • Catherine Neazor: Language maintenance and shift in the Wellington Polish community
  • Michael Williams: Post-vocalic (r) in the urban speech of the Isle of Wight

WWP, Volume 3, 1991pdf1.69MB

Contents: Volume 2, 1990

  • Laurie Bauer: English vocabulary during the Twentieth century: an experimental approach
  • Lisa Matthewson: The negative clitic in Middle High German
  • Elizabeth Pearce: An analysis of negated infinitivals in Middle French
  • Xuezhong Zhang: The structure of Chinese dative/benefactive and double object sentences

WWP, Volume 2, 1990pdf1.59MB

Contents: Volume 1, 1990

  • 'Anahina 'Aipolo and Janet Holmes: The Wellington Tongan community: prospects for language maintenance
  • Nicola Daly: Sri Lankans and Sinhala language maintenance in New Zealand
  • Jane Pilkington: Mixed marriages and language maintenance: some Samoan data
  • Wendy Thompson: Attitudes to Māori and the use of Māori lexical items in English

WWP, Volume 1, 1990pdf2.24MB

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