Lexical monographs

Aboriginal English/Regional Monographs

Bardi Grubs and Frog Cakes: South Australian Words

Bardi Grubs and Frog Cakes: South Australian Words

Author/editor: Dorothy Jauncey

Year published: 2004

Dorothy Jauncey. Oxford University Press, 2004. Bardi Grubs & Frog Cakes is a dictionary of words about the croweaters' state, giving dated evidence of the usage of 500 words associated with South Australia from 1835 to 2003. South Australians have always regarded themselves as different. No...

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Words from the West: A Glossary of Western Australian Terms

Words from the West: A Glossary of Western Australian Terms

Author/editor: Maureen Brooks & Joan Ritchie

Year published: 1994

Maureen Brooks and Joan Ritchie. Oxford University Press, 1994. 222 pages. ISBN 0 19 553628 2 This book represents the first attempt to record the words used in, and perhaps peculiar to, a given Australian regional community. It contains some 750 dictionary entries of words found in Western...

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Tassie Terms: A Glossary of Tasmanian Terms

Tassie Terms: A Glossary of Tasmanian Terms

Author/editor: Maureen Brooks & Joan Ritchie

Year published: 1995

Maureen Brooks and Joan Ritchie. Oxford University Press, 1995. 174 pages. ISBN 0 19 553812 9 Working at the Australian National Dictionary Centre, and using the proven methods of historical lexicography, Maureen Brooks and Joan Ritchie have compiled Tassie terms, a companion volume to their Words...

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Voices of Queensland: Words from the Sunshine State

Voices of Queensland: Words from the Sunshine State

Author/editor: Julia Robinson

Year published: 2001

Julia Robinson. Oxford University Press, 2001. 200 pages. ISBN 0 19 551395 9. This books deals with Queensland words. The chapters focus on various aspects of Queensland, starting with the contributions Queensland Aboriginal languages have made to Australian English, moving to the outback, to...

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Aboriginal English

Aboriginal English

Author/editor: J.M. Arthur

Year published: 1996

J.M. Arthur. Oxford University Press, 1996. 264 pages. ISBN 0 19 554018 2. Aboriginal English is the first and most significant dialect of Australian English. The term `Aboriginal English' refers to the form of English used by Aboriginal people. It is a complete language, incorporating elements of...

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Australian Aboriginal Words in English: Their Origin and Meaning

Australian Aboriginal Words in English: Their Origin and Meaning

Author/editor: R.M.W. Dixon, W.S. Ramson, Bruce Moore, & Mandy Thomas

Year published: 2006

Second Edition. R.M.W. Dixon, W.S. Ramson, Bruce Moore, Mandy Thomas. Oxford University Press, 2006. 261 pages. ISBN 0 19 554073 5. Australian Aboriginal Words in English records the Aboriginal contribution to Australian English and provides a fascinating insight into the contact between the first...

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The Concise Australian National Dictionary

The Concise Australian National Dictionary

Author/editor: Joan Hughes

Year published: 1992

Joan Hughes. Oxford University Press, 1992. 662 pages. ISBN 0 19 553433 6. This book contains all 10,000 headwords found in the parent dictionary, as well as definitions, etymologies and pronunciations. For each headword, the earliest citation is provided, along with at least one other quotation.

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The Australian National Dictionary: A Dictionary of Australianisms on Historical Principles

The Australian National Dictionary: A Dictionary of Australianisms on Historical Principles

Author/editor: W.S. Ramson

Year published: 1988

W.S. Ramson. Oxford University Press, 1988. 814 pages. ISBN 0 19 554736 5. The Australian National Dictionary is the first comprehensive, historically based record of the words which make up the Australian contribution to the English language. Every entry provides its own fascinating insight into...

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General Lexicographical Studies

Who's Centric Now? The Present State of Post-Colonial Englishes

Who's Centric Now? The Present State of Post-Colonial Englishes

Author/editor: Bruce Moore

Year published: 2001

Bruce Moore ed. Oxford University Press, 2001. 320 pages. ISBN 0 19 551450 5. These are the papers from a conference held at the Australian National University 27 to 29 October 1999. The conference was sponsored by Oxford University Press Australia and New Zealand, the Australian National...

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Lexical Images: The Story of the Australian National Dictionary

Lexical Images: The Story of the Australian National Dictionary

Author/editor: W.S. Ramson

Year published: 2002

W.S. Ramson. Oxford University Press, 2002. Bill Ramson, former Director of The Australian National Dictionary Centre relates in detail the fascinating and sometimes controversial story behind the making of an Australian icon, the Australian National Dictionary, the first historical dictionary of...

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