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            The Godzone Dictionary: Of Favourite New Zealand Words and Phrases
             

            The Godzone Dictionary: Of Favourite New Zealand Words and Phrases (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cryer, Max

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            "The Godzone Dictionary is a concise A - Z of the words and phrases that make our New Zealand language and speech patterns so different. Language expert Max Cryer examines a wide range of words and phrases, shedding light on their origin and offering helpful definitions. Slang wo...rds and expressions feature heavily, while one of the unique features of this book is the large number of Mori words that have become part of our common language in recent years. The listing also includes the popular names of our sports teams, and an appendix of common New Zealand acronyms completes the book."--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781775594000
            Published NZ 1 Aug 2019
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
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            Niuean: Predicates and Arguments in an Isolating Language
             

            Niuean: Predicates and Arguments in an Isolating Language (Hardback)

            By Massam, Diane

            • RRP: $167.99
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            This volume explores predication in Niuean, an endangered Polynesian language spoken on the island of Niue and in New Zealand. It extends our understanding of cross-linguistic sentence structure and grammatical case, and will be of interest to scholars in the fields of Austronesi...an linguistics, typology, and theoretical linguistics.
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            ISBN 9780198793557
            Released NZ 9 Apr 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Oxford Studies of Endangered Languages
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            Around the World in 80 Words: A Journey Through the English Language
              

            Around the World in 80 Words: A Journey Through the English Language (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jones, Paul Anthony

            • RRP: $38.99
            • $38.99
            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 20

            What makes a place so memorable that it survives forever in a word? In this captivating round-the-world tour, Paul Anthony Jones acts as your guide through the intriguing stories of how eighty places became immortalized in the English language. You'll discover why the origins of ...turkeys, limericks, Brazil nuts, and Panama hats aren't quite as straightforward as you might presume. If you've never heard of the tiny Czech mining town of Ja chymov--or Joachimsthal, as it was known until the late 1800s--you're not alone, which makes its claim to fame as the origin of the word dollar all the more extraordinary. The story of how the Great Dane isn't all that Danish makes the list, as does the Jordanian mountain whose name has become a byword for a tantalizing glimpse. We'll also find out what the Philippines has given to your office inbox, what Alaska has given to your liquor cabinet, and how a speech given by a bumbling North Carolinian gave us a word for impenetrable nonsense. Surprising, entertaining, and illuminating, this is essential reading for armchair travelers and word nerds. Our dictionaries are full of hidden histories, tales, and adventures from all over the world--if you know where to look.
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            ISBN 9780226682792
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher The University of Chicago Pres
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            Through the Language Glass: Why The World Looks Different In Other Languages
              

            Through the Language Glass: Why The World Looks Different In Other Languages (Paperback)

            By Deutscher, Guy

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            An odyssey that takes us from Homer to Darwin, from scientists to savages, from the corridors of Yale to the rivers of the Amazon, from how to name the rainbow to why Russian water - a 'she' - become a 'he' once you have dipped a tea bag into her. It explores some of the fascinat...ing questions about language, culture and the human mind.
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            ISBN 9780099505570
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2011
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Track Star Sentences
             

            Track Star Sentences (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Prokos, Anna

            • RRP: $35.50
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            Buzz Star heads out to the Sneaker Squeaker Championship to cover a variety of track-and-field events. As star athlete Troy Fleet sprints down the track in hopes of winning a medal, Buzz helps him learn about forming sentences. Head for the finish line in the All-Star Activity an...d youll finish in first place!
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            ISBN 9781433921391
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2009
            Publisher Gareth Stevens Publishing
            Interest Age 8-12 years
            Series Grammar All-Stars (Paperback)
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            A Place For Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order

            A Place For Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order (Hardback)

            By Flanders, Judith

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            A celebration of alphabetical order, from its humble beginnings to its pre-eminence as the organizing principle for the sum of the world's knowledge.

            ISBN 9781509881567
            Released NZ 11 Feb 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            How Language Works
              

            How Language Works (EPUB ebook)

            By Crystal, David

            Features a survey of everything from how sounds become speech to how names work. This work also talks about eyebrow flashes, whistling languages, how parents teach their children to speak, how politeness travels across languages and how the way we talk show not just how old we ar...e but where we're from and even who we want to be.
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            ISBN 9780141911731
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            Language en
            Released NZ 29 Mar 2007
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            It's Still Greek to Me: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to Intermediate Greek
             

            It's Still Greek to Me: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to Intermediate Greek (EPUB ebook)

            By Black, David Alan

            Proof that learning grammar doesn't have to be boring. This easy-to-understand and humorous guide is for students in their second year of Greek study.

            ISBN 9781585583164
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            Language en
            Released NZ 1 Sep 1998
            Publisher Baker Publishing Group
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Hey Diddle-Diddle: Our Best-Loved Nursery Rhymes and What They Really Mean
              

            Hey Diddle-Diddle: Our Best-Loved Nursery Rhymes and What They Really Mean (EPUB ebook)

            By Foster, Sam

            A compilation of 40 of the best-loved traditional nursery rhymes that offers clues as to their true meanings and often surprising origins. It offers a trip down memory lane and some food for thought for those interested in English history and language.

            ISBN 9780857657398
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            Language en
            Released NZ 6 Oct 2008
            Publisher Summersdale Publishers
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            Music, Language, and the Brain
             

            Music, Language, and the Brain (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Patel, Aniruddh D.

            • RRP: $75.99
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            In the first comprehensive study of the relationship between music and language from the standpoint of cognitive neuroscience, Aniruddh D. Patel challenges the widespread belief that music and language are processed independently. Since Plato's time, the relationship between musi...c and language has attracted interest and debate from a wide range of thinkers. Recently, scientific research on this topic has been growing rapidly, as scholars from diverse disciplines, including linguistics, cognitive science, music cognition, and neuroscience are drawn to the music-language interface as one way to explore the extent to which different mental abilities are processed by separate brain mechanisms. Accordingly, the relevant data and theories have been spread across a range of disciplines. This volume provides the first synthesis, arguing that music and language share deep and critical connections, and that comparative research provides a powerful way to study the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying these uniquely human abilities. Winner of the 2008 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award
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            ISBN 9780199755301
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2010
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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