School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

The New Zealand Dictionary Centre

The New Zealand Dictionary Centre was established in July 1997 by Victoria University of Wellington and Oxford University Press with the purposes of:

  • maintaining and developing a database of New Zealand English vocabulary
  • conducting research on various aspects of language in New Zealand
  • compiling and publishing dictionaries and related educational materials

It aims to provide a focal point nationally and internationally for New Zealand lexicography.

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The New Zealand Dictionary Centre is a joint venture of Victoria University of Wellington and Oxford University Press, located within the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies