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'Makes me feel more Aussie': ethnic identity and vocative 'mate' in Australia

Alimoradian, Kiya


A ‘quintessentially Australian’ feature of English (Rendle-Short, 2009: 245), vocative 'mate' has commonly been said to carry a special connection with Australian identity and culture (e.g. Wierzbicka, 1997). However, precisely how this can be measured within a population is yet to be established. This paper analyses the reported use of the address term 'mate' by Australians of a Non-English Speaking Background (NESB) and its relation to self-perceived ethnic identity. Data was collected from...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-03-27
Type: Thesis (Honours)
DOI: 10.25911/5d78d9dc1b7b8


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