Catherine I. Watson

List of John Benjamins publications for which Catherine I. Watson plays a role.


Ross, Brooke, Elaine Ballard and Catherine I. Watson 2021 New Zealand English in Auckland: A Papatoetoe snapshotVariation in the Pacific: Part II, Kashima, Eri and Miriam Meyerhoff (eds.), pp. 62–81 | Article
This study acoustically analyses the vowel space of adult New Zealand English speakers from a predominantly Pasifika suburb in Auckland (Papatoetoe). These speakers (n = 13) are compared to two equivalent groups from non-Pasifika Auckland suburbs, Mount Roskill (n = 14) and Titirangi (n = 6). All… read more
King, Jeanette, Margaret Maclagan, Ray Harlow, Peter Keegan and Catherine I. Watson 2020 Prestige norms and sound change in MāoriStyles, Standards and Meaning in Lesser-Studied Languages, Horesh, Uri, Jonathan R. Kasstan and Miriam Meyerhoff (eds.), pp. 95–114 | Article
Māori, the threatened language of the indigenous people of New Zealand, has been undergoing revitalisation since the 1970s. The MAONZE project (Māori and New Zealand English) has studied sound change in Māori by comparing the speech of historical elders, present-day elders and young speakers. Here… read more
Harlow, Ray, Peter Keegan, Jeanette King, Margaret Maclagan and Catherine I. Watson 2009 5. The changing sound of the Māori languageVariation in Indigenous Minority Languages, Stanford, James N. and Dennis R. Preston (eds.), pp. 129–152 | Article
Māori is the indigenous language of New Zealand. Its increasingly close contact with English over the last 150 years led to its endangerment, though it is now subject to active revitalization efforts. This chapter reports on some results from the MAONZE (Māori and New Zealand English) Research… read more
Thompson, Laura, Catherine I. Watson and Donna Starks 2009 Finding one’s own vowel space: An acoustic analysis of the speech of Niuean New ZealandersWorld Englishes – Problems, Properties and Prospects: Selected papers from the 13th IAWE conference, Hoffmann, Thomas and Lucia Siebers (eds.), pp. 125–140 | Article
This paper compares the vowel system of five New Zealand Niuean children to that of speakers of New Zealand English (NZE), via an acoustic analysis. The Niuean children’s vowel systems show a vowel inventory, triangular vowel space, and front vowel raising characteristic of New Zealand English.… read more