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Issue 18 Winter 1995

Issue 18, vol.5, no. 2 Winter 1995 Letters David Britain: Donn Bayard, Kiwitalk: Sociolinguistics and New Zealand Society Janet Holmes: ‘Hosing, hedging and hornets’ nests: linguistics and social responsibility’ – excerpts from her professorial inaugural address Barbara Mabbett: Derek Wallace…
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Letters — Issue 18

For the record I’d like to correct Alan Loney’s interpretation of the Landfall grant figures supplied to him by the Arts Council (now Creative New Zealand), in your March 1995 issue. Landfall has had a turbulent administrative history in recent…
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Exploding the myths of newzilnspeak, David Britain

Kiwitalk: Sociolinguistics and New Zealand Society Donn Bayard Dunmore Press, $39.95 ISBN 0 86469 220 X Among the many revolutions that took place in New Zealand in the 1980s, one was sociolinguistic. Twenty years ago, very little had been written…
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Keeping the specs clean, Janet Holmes

Every researcher has a responsibility to the wider community, although the best way of meeting that responsibility will vary. It may mean illuminating our teaching with information from our research, it may involve sharing the intellectual excitement of the research…
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Wincing and reading on, Barbara Mabbett

Style Book: a guide for New Zealand writers and editors Derek Wallace and Janet Hughes, (revised and expanded) GP Publications, $29.95 ISBN 1 86956 123 6 The word “style”, occupying as it does several columns of the Big Oxford, can…
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One of Us, Anne Else

Whatever political correctness (PC) is, it has become prominent in the media. A search of 33 United States metropolitan papers showed a sudden leap in references to it, from 638 in 1990 to 3877 in 1991. No one has tracked…
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Necessity or choice, Bill Oliver

Justice and Identity:  Antipodean Practices Margaret Wilson and Anna Yeatman (eds) Bridget Williams Books, $39.95, ISBN 0 908912 60 9 Many of the essays in this book are written in what I have come to recognise as a post‑modernist manner.…
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Radical ‑ but what is its value? John Halligan

The State under Contract Jonathan Boston (ed) Bridget Williams Books, $39.95 ISBN 0 908912 71 4 Public sector reform has been traumatising many countries for more than a decade. Because of the disruptions and the challenges of comprehensive reform to…
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Or you could read fiction, Jane Stafford

A Working Mother’s Handbook. A New Zealand Guide for Expectant and New Mothers Francesca Holloway Longacre Press, $24.95 ISBN 0 958 3405 1 X Improving the Odds: The Remarriage Gamble ‑ a Woman’s Guide  Averill Richardson HarperCollins, $24.95 ISBN 1869…
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Engines of culture, Lydia Wevers

Sport 12, 13, 14 Landfall 186, 187, 188 Takahe 18, 19, 20 Printout 8 Meanjin 4/1994, 1/1995 In the most recent issue of Meanjin there is a discussion of the funding of small magazines in which Fiona Capp, writing initially…
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