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Did you have a choccie bickie this arvo? A quantitative look at Australian hypocoristics

Kidd, Evan; Kemp, Nenagh; Quinn, Sara


This paper considers the use and representation of Australian hypocoristics (e.g., choccie→. chocolate, arvo→. afternoon). One-hundred-and-fifteen adult speakers of Australian English aged 17-84 years generated as many tokens of hypocoristics as they

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Language Sciences
DOI: 10.1016/j.langsci.2010.11.006


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