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The Story of Australian English

Kel Richards



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New South Books
02 March 2015
Language: history & general works; linguistics
Australian radio broadcaster Kel Richards has an ongoing fascination with the Australian vernacular, with books such as Kel Richards' Dictionary of Phrase and Fable and Kel Richards' Wordwatch and also with his children's books and in years past has had many chats about books on his radio shows with Eve Abbey.

In this book Kel Richards tells the story (with a lively narrative) of the birth, rise and triumphant progress of the colourful dingo lingo that we know today as Aussie English.

The English language arrived in Australia with the first motley bunch of European settlers on 26 January 1788. Today there is clearly a distinctive Australian regional dialect with its own place among the global family of 'Englishes'. How did this come about? Where did the distinctive pattern, accent, and verbal inventions that make up Aussie English come from?

The Story of Australian English by Kel Richards at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street, Sydney
By:   Kel Richards
Imprint:   New South Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   318g
ISBN:   9781742232317
ISBN 10:   1742232310
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   02 March 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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