The vocabulary of Australian English
The vocabulary of Australian English comes from many sources. This document outlines some of the most important sources of Australian words, and some of the important historical events that have shaped the creation of Australian words. At times, reference is made to the Australian Oxford Dictionary (OUP 1999) edited by Bruce Moore.
- Borrowings from Australian Aboriginal Languages
- English formations
- The convict era
- British dialect
- British slang
The Vocabulary of Australian English is also available as a PDF (PDF 91KB).