BOOKS BY SIDNEY J. BAKER

Sidney John Baker (1912-1976) was born and educated in New Zealand. A journalist, researcher and writer, he had a lifelong fascination with language, which manifested in a series of books on the Australian and New Zealand idiom beginning with New Zealand Slang (1941), many articles for the Encyclopedia Britannica, and numerous psychoanalytically informed research papers. “His interest was undying, his energy unflagging, his fascination with the vitality and life of Australian English endless.” (Australian Dictionary of Biography)