Q and eh: questions and answers on language with a Kiwi twist
Bauer, Laurie, Bardsley, Dianne, Holmes, J. and Warren, Paul (2012) Q and eh: questions and answers on language with a Kiwi twist. Auckland, New Zealand: Random House Publishing. ISBN 9781869793432Full text not available from this repository.
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Why is it not wrong to be doubly negative? How do you pronounce words such as 'dissect'? Where do the expressions '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.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for Applied Linguistics|
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing|
|Place of Publication:||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Official Date:||1 March 2012|
|Number of Pages:||344|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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