The students and staff of the Linguistics Programme 1989-1994.



The many friends, family members and strangers who with good humour and a degree of incredulousness donated their voices to science.

The Wellington Social Dialect Survey.

The World War One Oral History Archive Project.

South Island data were generously contributed by Donn Bayard, Chris Bartlett, Elizabeth Gordon, Koenraad Kuiper, Peter Limbrick and Frankie Wells.

We are grateful to the following radio broadcasting stations who gave permission for programmes to be included in the corpus:

National Radio                    Radio One Dunedin
Active 89 FM                      4XO Gold Dunedin
Aotearoa National Maori Radio     Radio Pacific
  Te Reo o te Motu                Radio Rhema
IRN (Independent Radio News)      96.9 Ati Awa FM
More FM, Wellington               Te Upoko e te Ika
Newstalk ZB                       The Breeze, Wellington

Television New Zealand and TV3 Network Services also kindly gave permission for the inclusion of samples of their programmes in the corpus.


The support and expertise of the staff of the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies (formerly the Linguistics Department and the English Language Institute), particularly Laurie Bauer, Allan Bell, Graeme Kennedy, Chris Lane, Paul Nation and Maria Stubbe.

Computing support and technical advice was generously provided throughout the project by Mike Bennett, Information Technology Services. Peter Spellman and Mark Chadwick provided computer support in the final stages of the project.

Technical advice, copying and storage facilities were provided by Alison Hoffmann, Richard Keenan and Roger Cliffe, Language Learning Centre.