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Q and Eh

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.
Q and Eh
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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.
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.
Publisher
Random House New Zealand Ltd
Year
2011
ISBN-10
1869793439
ISBN-13
9781869793432
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2011-08-05
Imprint
Random House New Zealand Ltd
Place of Publication
Auckland
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Subtitle
Questions and Answers on Language with a Kiwi Twist
Author
Laurie Bauer, Dianne Bardsley, Janet Holmes, Paul Warren
Illustrations
illustrations
Birth
1947
DEWEY
427.93
Pages
344
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