APPENDIX 2: Background Information Sheet

Circle answer where appropriate

1. a. Were you born in New Zealand? Yes No

b. Please specify town or region ________________________

2. If no a. where were you born? ________________________

b. at what age did you come to NZ? ________________________

3.a. Have you spent more than 12 months total overseas Yes No
in the last 3 years?

3.b. If yes, please state year(s) and time spent overseas in that (those) year(s)________________________________

4. How long in total have you spent out of NZ during your life? ________________

5.a. Which language did you speak first in your home? ______________________

b. Which language did your mother speak first at home? ______________________

c. Which language did your father speak first at home? ______________________

6. Please circle appropriate answer

a. Gender: Female Male

b. Age group 16 - 19 20 - 24 25 - 29 30 - 34
35 - 39 40 - 44 45 - 49 50 - 54
55 - 59 60 - 64 65 - 69 70 - 74
75 - 79 80 - 84 85 - 89 90 years and over

c. Which ethnic group do you identify with?

Other Polynesian (specify)
Pakeha/European (British ancestry)
Other (specify) ____________________

7. How old were you when you left school? ____________________

8. What is the highest educational qualification you have obtained? ________________

9. Are you working/in paid employment at present? Yes No

If yes what is your current job? __________________________________

If no have you ever had a paid job? Yes No

If yes what was it? __________________________________

I give permission for the recording of my voice to be included in a corpus of New Zealand English to be used for linguistic research purposes.

Signed _________________________


Wellington Corpus of Spoken New Zealand English

Background information (continued)



Date recorded:

Place recorded:

Number of people present:

(Fill in additional sheets providing background information on all contributors)

Private or public:

Audience or not (if so state approximate size):

Domain (e.g. home, business, school, Television):


Distance (i.e. telephone) or direct (i.e. face-to-face)

Spontaneous or prepared (scripted)

Formal/Neutral/ Informal:

Dialogue or Monologue:

Any other relevant information: