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            Alphamaniacs: Builders of 26 Wonders of the Word
             

            Alphamaniacs: Builders of 26 Wonders of the Word (Hardback)

            By Fleischman, Paul; Illustrated by Sweet, Melissa

            • RRP: $29.99
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            Are you a word person? A curiosity seeker? An explorer? Take a look at these twenty-six extraordinary individuals for whom love of language is an extreme sport.Step right up and read the genuine stories of writers so intoxicated by the shapes and sound of language that they colle...cted, dissected, and constructed verbal wonders of the most extraordinary kind. Jean-Dominique Bauby wrote his memoirs by blinking his left eyelid, unable to move the rest of his body. Frederic Cassidy was obsessed with the language of place, and after posing hundreds of questions to folks all over the United States, amassed (among other things) 176 words for dust bunnies. Georges Perec wrote a novel without using the letter e (so well that at least one reviewer didn't notice its absence), then followed with a novella in which e was the only vowel. A love letter to all those who love words, language, writing, writers, and stories, Alphamaniacs is a stunningly illustrated collection of mini-biographies about the most daring and peculiar of writers and their audacious, courageous, temerarious way with words.
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            ISBN 9780763690663
            Released NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Growing Up with Two Languages: A Practical Guide for Multilingual Families and Those Who Support Them

            Growing Up with Two Languages: A Practical Guide for Multilingual Families and Those Who Support Them (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 4th New edition)

            By Cunningham, Una

            • RRP: $46.99
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            Growing up With Two Languages provides a highly accessible account of the stages of language development, describes and evaluates the various systems and strategies that can be adopted and looks at the problems that can occur when a child is exposed to two language and cultures. ...Combining research-informed advice and the experience of parents raising children as speakers of a wide range of languages in every populated continent in the world, this book and its associated web material will answer questions, offer tried and tested strategies to keep children speaking a minority language and give material to enlist the support of the extended family, teachers and others. The perspective of adults themselves raised speaking more than one language is included. New to this edition is a chapter focussing on families raising children as speakers of indigenous and threatened languages and chapters for teachers and for health professionals who want to know more about multilingual child language development and how they can support parents to continue speaking their language with their children. With new and updated first-hand advice, Internet resources and examples throughout, this book also includes a chapter that introduces important recent research into multilingual children and further reading guides for those who want to know more. This book is for parents who are raising or plan to raise children as speakers of more than one language, and for the teachers and healthcare workers who meet and can support them.
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            ISBN 9780815380566
            Released NZ 8 Apr 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            He Iti Kahurangi
             

            He Iti Kahurangi (Paperback)

            By Heni, Jacob; Foreword by Karetu, Timoti

            • RRP: $89.99
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            Particles are often a source of difficulty to Maori language learners, but using these correctly is essential in order to create a Maori spirit and flavour within the sentence, so that it sounds sweet to the Maori ear, and to follow nga tikanga o Te Reo Maori. Tohunga wetereo Hen...i Jacob explains the usage of the following pumuri and pumua: ahua, ake, anahe/anake, ano, ata, atu, haere, hanga, hangehange, harukiruki, hawerewere, he, hengahenga, hitarari, hitenga, hoake, hoatu, hoki, ia, iho, kaha, katoa, kau, ke, kehokeho, kenekene/keneuri, kere, kerekere, kino, kita, kitakita, koa, koia, kutikuti, mai, maioio, makehua, makuare/makuware, manunu, marie, matua, morukaruka/moruka, mea ake, na, nawenawe, nei, noa, nge, ngero/ngerongero, ngihangiha, ora, oreore, oti, pai, paku, panuku, patere, pea, penu, petapeta, piropiro, pohapoha, pu, puahoaho, puku, ra, ranei, rawa, rere, rikiriki, rirerire, riro, rukaruka, rukiruki, rukuruku, tahi, taiahoaho, tangetange, tangotango, tata, tere, tiahoaho, tika, tino, tokitoki, tonu, tuauriuri, uriuri, wawe, whaka-, whakaharahara, whakarere, whaioio.
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            ISBN 9780473342081
            Published NZ 12 Dec 2015
            Publisher Misc Pub
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Nga Pepeha a nga Tipuna: The Sayings of the Ancestors
             

            Nga Pepeha a nga Tipuna: The Sayings of the Ancestors (Paperback)

            By Moko Mead, Hirini; Grove, Neil

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            This collection contains more than 2,500 pepeha, or "sayings of the ancestors," that were gathered and compiled from all over New Zealand over a 20-year period. More than just proverbs, pepeha include charms, witticisms, figures of speech, and boasts, and they are featured in the... formal speeches heard every day on the marae and in the oral literature handed down from past generations. These expressions provide a rich source of vocabulary, using metaphor and an economy of words to show language that enriches the Maori of today.
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            ISBN 9780864734624
            Published NZ 14 Apr 2015
            Publisher Victoria University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Mai i te Kakano
             

            Mai i te Kakano (Paperback)

            By Jacob, Heni

            • RRP: $87.99
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            Provides a unique, "more Maori", more fun way to say things in everyday situations. Written entirely in Maori, this book includes sections on Maori idiom and metaphor, common errors, and examples of language in use in a variety of settings, including the home, at the supermarket ..., at the beach and on the sports field.
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            ISBN 9780473208738
            Published NZ 2 May 2012
            Publisher Misc Pub
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            Language (Maori)
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            Toku Reo, Toku Ohooho: Ka Whawhai Tonu Matou
              

            Toku Reo, Toku Ohooho: Ka Whawhai Tonu Matou (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Maori language ed.)

            By Winitana, Chris

            • RRP: $45.00
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            (Maori language version) After over 150 years of colonisation, a number of tenacious and determined Maori individuals have struggled to ensure the survival of their language. This book, co-published with Te Taua Whiri i te Reo Maori, describes the revival of the Maori language th...rough Waitangi Tribunal claims and the establishment of Maori institutions such as kohanga reo, the Maori Language Commission, Maori Broadcasting Authority and Maori Television. It includes interviews and photographs of key people and events.
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            ISBN 9781869693787
            Published NZ 1 Jul 2011
            Publisher Huia Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            You Talkin' To Me?: The Unruly History of New York English
             

            You Talkin' To Me?: The Unruly History of New York English (Hardback)

            By White (Assistant Professor, English, Assistant Professor, English, Stony Brook University)

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              15 Jun 20

            You Talkin' to Me? explores the hidden history of English in New York City - a history that encompasses social class, immigration, culture, economics, and, of course, real estate. Elyse Graham illuminates a new dimension of the city's landscape through entertaining stories of New... York's most famous characters and cultural institutions, from Broadway to the newsroom.
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            ISBN 9780190657215
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Dialects of North America
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            Niuean: Predicates and Arguments in an Isolating Language
             

            Niuean: Predicates and Arguments in an Isolating Language (Hardback)

            By Massam, Diane

            • RRP: $167.99
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            This volume explores predication in Niuean, an endangered Polynesian language spoken on the island of Niue and in New Zealand. It extends our understanding of cross-linguistic sentence structure and grammatical case, and will be of interest to scholars in the fields of Austronesi...an linguistics, typology, and theoretical linguistics.
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            ISBN 9780198793557
            Released NZ 9 Apr 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Oxford Studies of Endangered Languages
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            Around the World in 80 Words: A Journey Through the English Language
              

            Around the World in 80 Words: A Journey Through the English Language (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jones, Paul Anthony

            • RRP: $38.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 20

            What makes a place so memorable that it survives forever in a word? In this captivating round-the-world tour, Paul Anthony Jones acts as your guide through the intriguing stories of how eighty places became immortalized in the English language. You'll discover why the origins of ...turkeys, limericks, Brazil nuts, and Panama hats aren't quite as straightforward as you might presume. If you've never heard of the tiny Czech mining town of Ja chymov--or Joachimsthal, as it was known until the late 1800s--you're not alone, which makes its claim to fame as the origin of the word dollar all the more extraordinary. The story of how the Great Dane isn't all that Danish makes the list, as does the Jordanian mountain whose name has become a byword for a tantalizing glimpse. We'll also find out what the Philippines has given to your office inbox, what Alaska has given to your liquor cabinet, and how a speech given by a bumbling North Carolinian gave us a word for impenetrable nonsense. Surprising, entertaining, and illuminating, this is essential reading for armchair travelers and word nerds. Our dictionaries are full of hidden histories, tales, and adventures from all over the world--if you know where to look.
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            ISBN 9780226682792
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher The University of Chicago Pres
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Why Writing Matters

            Why Writing Matters (Hardback)

            By Delbanco, Nicholas

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            Drawing lessons from writers of all ages and writing across genres, a distinguished teacher and writer reveals the enduring importance of writing for our time

            ISBN 9780300245974
            Released NZ 15 May 2020
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Why X Matters
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