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Australian English: an historical study of the vocabulary 1788-1898.

Ramson, W. S.


Australian English has been variously received: English visitors have called it barbarous and corrupt; Australians have seen it as a unique and distinctive national language. Dr Ramson{u2019}s study places it in the context of other branches of the English language, of which it is a natural extension. He examines the main sources and character of the vocabulary the nineteenth-century settlers brought to Australia, the histories of the words they borrowed or adapted to meet the needs of their...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 1966
Type: Book
Access Rights: Open Access


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