Kōrero: Speech and accent

Social class variation

Though New Zealand is often thought of as a classless society, class differences are clearly evident in speech. The pronunciation of this National Film Unit journalist, who employed the British Received Pronunciation expected of broadcasters at the time, sharply contrasts with the Nelson apple worker whom he interviewed in 1964.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: These New Zealanders no. 5 Motueka. National Film Unit, 1964

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Elizabeth Gordon, 'Speech and accent - Variation within New Zealand English', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/40140/social-class-variation (accessed 23 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Elizabeth Gordon, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013