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Q & Eh: Questions and Answers on Language with a Kiwi Twist

Q & Eh: Questions and Answers on Language with a Kiwi Twist
  

Why is it not wrong to be doubly negative? Where do you place the stress in such words as 'dissect'? Where do 'wowser', 'craw thumper' and where did the 'f - word' come from? Do New Zealanders mangle the English language? Should we say different 'from' or 'to' or 'than'? We use i... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781459636613
Published 1 March 2012 by ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Format Paperback, [Large Print]
Alternate Format(s) View All (1 other possible title(s) available)
Author(s) By Warren, Paul
By Bauer, Laurie
By Bardsley, Dianne
By Holmes, Janet
Series Read How You Want
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ISBN-13 9781459636613
ISBN-10 1459636619
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Imprint ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Publication Date 1 March 2012
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Paperback, [Large Print]
Edition [Large Print]
Author(s) By Warren, Paul
By Bauer, Laurie
By Bardsley, Dianne
By Holmes, Janet
Series Read How You Want
Category Literary & Linguistic Reference Works
Number of Pages 408
Dimensions Width: 197mm
Height: 254mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Encyclopedias & General Reference
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
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Why is it not wrong to be doubly negative? Where do you place the stress in such words as 'dissect'? Where do 'wowser', 'craw thumper' and where did the 'f - word' come from? Do New Zealanders mangle the English language? Should we say different 'from' or 'to' or 'than'? We use it every day, but what is this thing called language, and are there rights and wrongs about its use? Four leading linguists, with specific interest in New Zealand English, tackle the common - place and quirky questions that arise from what we say, read and write. Funny, accessible, informative, this is a fascinating book.

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