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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 it ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781869793449
Published 1 November 2011 by Penguin
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Bardsley, Dianne
By Holmes, Janet
By Bauer, Laurie
By Warren, Paul
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9781869793449
ISBN-10 1869793447
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Random House New Zealand
Publication Date 1 November 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format EPUB ebook – Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Bardsley, Dianne
By Holmes, Janet
By Bauer, Laurie
By Warren, Paul
Category Language and Literature
Language & Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Literary & Linguistic Reference Works
Social Sciences
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 344
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
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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Fascinating answers to quirky questions about language

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 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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Author's Bio

Three of the authors teach linguistics at Victoria University (two as professors and one as associate-professor) and the fourth is Lexicographer and Director at the New Zealand Dictionary Centre in Wellington. They contribute to a popular language column in the Dominion-Post that has been running for several years and also appear regularly on Chris Laidlaw's radio show.

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