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Book of New Zealand Words

Book of New Zealand Words

This elegant, expert, and utterly up-to-date book contains over 1,500 samples from New Zealand's distinctive vocabulary.

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ISBN 9781877385841
Barcode 9781877385841
Published 7 May 2013 by Te Papa Press
Format Hardback
Language English (translated from: Maori)
Author(s) By Bardsley, Dianne
Illustrated by Reynolds, John
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ISBN-13 9781877385841
ISBN-10 1877385840
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Te Papa Press
Imprint Te Papa Press
Publication Date 7 May 2013
International Publication Date 1 July 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Language English
Translated from Maori
Author(s) By Bardsley, Dianne
Illustrated by Reynolds, John
Category Award Winning
Language & Linguistics
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 424
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 793g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress English language - New Zealand, English language - New Zealand - Usage, Language and culture - New Zealand
NBS Text Linguistics
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 427.99
Catalogue Code 321161

Description of this Book

For the first time since Orsman's 1997 Dictionary of New Zealand English here are fresh New Zealandisms and examples of their use, from both historical and contemporary sources and all areas of New Zealand life. Elegant, expert and utterly up-to-date, the Book of New Zealand Words contains an informed and engaging introduction offering real insight into the development of New Zealand English, the distinctive influence of the Maori language, and the connections between society, the media, and the words we use. The author explores where we really get our words - from politics, food, sports and recreation to common and colloquial sources, and more. Specially illustrated by the artist John Reynolds, with works from his masterpiece Cloud and all-new page art that draws on Bardsley's definitions, the Book of New Zealand Words is also beautifully typeset and covetably designed. This is an indispensable reference and a choice gift for all those interested in words.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of PANZ Book Design Awards: Best Non-Illustrated Book 2014

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Author's Bio

Dianne Bardsley is Director of the New Zealand Dictionary Centre at Victoria University of Wellington, and lecturer in the School of Linguistics and Applied Languages. She has written several books and was a major contributor to the New Zealand Oxford Dictionary (2005) and the New Partridge Dictionary of Slang (9th edition).

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