English in Australia

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| Macquarie University
| University of NSW
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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.
[Varieties of English Around the World, G26]  2001.  vi, 366 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Language and identity in Australia
Peter Collins and David Blair
1
Section A: English in Australia: structure
Phonology
Vowel change: synchronic and diachronic evidence
Felicity Cox and Sallyanne Palethorpe
17
Variation and change in Australian consonants: reduction of /t/
Laura Tollfree
45
The vocalisation of dark l in Australian English
Toni Borowsky
69
Morphology
Hypocoristics of place-names
Jane Simpson
89
Syntax
Syntactic features and norms in Australian English
Mark Newbrook
113
Lexicon
Australian English and indigenous voices
Bruce Moore
133
Australian English — an identity crisis
Susan Butler
151
Corpus evidence on Australian style and usage
Pam Peters
163
Section B: English in Australia: variation
Torres Strait and Aboriginal
Torres Strait English
Anna Shnukal
181
Aboriginal English: adopted code of a surviving culture
Ian G. Malcolm
201
Ethnic varieties
Ethnic varieties of Australian English
Michael Clyne, Edina Eisikovits and Laura Tollfree
223
Australian English and recent migrant groups
Scott F. Kiesling
239
Diachronic and generational variation
The acquisition of colloquialisms by non-native speakers
Jane Curtain
259
Changing attitudes to Australian English
David Bradley and Maya Bradley
271
A.G. Mitchell and the development of Australian pronunciation
Colin Yallop
287
Lexicography and national identity: the Australian experience
Arthur Delbridge
303
Australian English in interaction with other Englishes
Brian Taylor
317
Regional variation
Short A in Australian English: a geolinguistic study
Barbara M. Horvath and Ronald J. Horvath
341
Index
357
“This collection is essential for anyone interested in the history and current state of English and Englishes in Australia. The overall quality of the papers is high, they are well-written and clearly structured, and both authors and editors are to be congratulated.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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