The Reed Dictionary of New Zealand English

Author(s): H.W. Orsman


When it was first published as the Heinemann New Zealand Dictionary in 1979, this dictionary was acclaimed as ÃÂâÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂour first home-grown dictionary, complete with all the words we shock or mystify the world with.ÃÂâÃÂÃÂÃÂàA second edition was published in 1989; now renamed as The Reed Dictionary of New Zealand English, this third edition represents several years of concentrated editorial revision under the supervision of Nelson Wattie. It includes all of the words in common usage in New Zealand (updated to include the latest terms from the information age), presented and defined in everyday language, together with ready reference tables. The originator of the dictionary, H.W. (Harry) Orsman, was until his retirement professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the Victoria University of Wellington. He is also the author of The Beaut Little Book of New Zealand Slang. The revising editor, Nelson Wattie, is a linguistic authority currently based at the Stout Research Centre for the Study of New Zealand History, Society and Culture at Victoria University of Wellington. ++ Finalist for the Montana Medal for non-fiction (Reference & Anthology) 2002 ++


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Shortlisted for Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Reference & Anthology Category 2002.

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  • : 9780790007526
  • : Raupo Publishing (Nz) Ltd
  • : Raupo Publishing (Nz) Ltd
  • : October 2001
  • : 215mm X 148mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

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  • : H.W. Orsman
  • : Dictionaries
  • : 356
  • : 427.993
  • : New edition
  • : Hardback