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    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).
    This elegant, expert, and utterly up-to-date book contains over 1,500 samples from New Zealand’s distinctive vocabulary.The informative introduction examines the development of New Zealand English, the distinctive influence of the Maori language, and the connections between society, the media, and our language. The author traces the origins of ?New Zealandisms’ ? from politics, food, sports, and recreation to common and colloquial sources.Specially illustrated by the artist John Reynolds, with works from his masterpiece Cloud and all-new page art, New Zealand Words is a ?box of birds’ for anyone interested in words.

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    ISBN 9781877385841
    Genre FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Oceanic & Australian Languages
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 424
    Publisher Date 2013-07-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Te Papa Pr
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.7 lb
    Language English
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Bardsley, Dianne
    Country of Origin United States

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