- ISBN 9780195584974 / 019558497X
- Title Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms
- Author Tony Deverson
- Category Dictionaries
Usage & Grammar Guides
- Format Paperback
- Year 2010
- Pages 264
- Publisher Oxford University Press Australia
- Imprint OUP Australia and New Zealand
- Language English
- Dimensions 155mm x 225mm x 17mm
Collects 6,500 distinctive New Zealand words and usages, and covers the full range of New Zealandisms, drawn from a wide variety of domains and areas of New Zealand life. Tony Deverson, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
A landmark contribution to New Zealand English, the Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms is the most up to date and comprehensive work of its kind. The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms collects six and a half thousand distinctive New Zealand words and usages, and encompass the full range of New Zealandisms, drawn from a wide variety of domains and areas of New Zealand life. The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms is the first to represent the entire spectrum of New Zealand English vocabulary since the publication of the late Harry Orsman's monumental Dictionary of New Zealand English in 1997.
Tony Deverson is the Senior Editor of the New Zealand Dictionary Centre, at Victoria University of Wellington and (retired) Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Canterbury, where he taught from 1966 to 2001.