• Olena Konopelkina DNU
Keywords: New Zealand English, Māori language, borrowings, mass media discourse, bilingualism


The peculiarities of using borrowings from Maori language in modern New Zealand English media discourse are considered. The functioning of the linguistic units of the New Zealand national variant of the English language in texts of a publicistic style is investigated. The question of the influence of autochthonous languages on the formation of the vocabulary of national variants of English is relevant, especially considering thedynamic development of New Zealand English as a separate variant of modern English. Borrowings from indigenous languages are of great interest due to the fact that in this small layer of vocabulary the features of interaction and development of the English-speaking ethnos in the new conditions of existence that influenced the formation of the national variant of the English language are reflected. Thus, there is a need to study, analyze and reveal the correlation between all the factors that influence the formation of this variety of English. In turn, media discourse is a vivid reflection of modern trends in the development of the language and society as a whole, so a detailed study of the current features of the journalistic style allows for a better understanding of the specifics of the functioning of the language, which is especially important in the context of New Zealand bilingualism and the protection of Maori cultural heritage.


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How to Cite
Konopelkina, O. (2018). MĀORI BORROWINGS IN NEW ZEALAND ENGLISH MASS MEDIA DISCOURSE. English and American Studies, (15), 4-8. Retrieved from https://anglistika.dp.ua/index.php/AA/article/view/147