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 Māori 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, the Book of New Zealand Words is a ‘box of birds’ for anyone interested in words.
Extent: 424 pp
Illustrations: Contains 26 b&w images specially created by John Reynolds
Format: 216 mm x 140 mm
Published by Te Papa Press