English in Australia

English in Australia

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This unique collection fills a ten-year gap in studies on the nature of Australian English, and it is the first to deal exclusively with varieties of English on the Australian continent. The book contains chapters on the phonology, morphology, syntax and the lexicon of the dialect, and chapters on variation within the dialect that include Aboriginal and ethnic varieties as well as regional and generational differences with a focus on questions of Australian identity and intercultural relations. With selected contributions by Australia's leading linguists this volume records the most recent developments in the study of English within Australia.Australians who would use short A in grasp, only a tiny number would use short A giraffe, and hardly any at all would use it in mask. Table 5. The six words in Australian English Word Number of Short A % of Short A /Total Once we add inanbsp;...

Title:English in Australia
Author:David Blair, Peter Collins
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 2001-01-01


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