Lexical Images: The Story of the Australian National Dictionary
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 Australianisms. The book brings to life different aspects of Australia's history by discussing words included in the dictionary, and shows how these words have become part of a distinctively Australian branch of English.
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Lessons from Loanwords
The Land and Its Use
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Aboriginal languages adjective American ANDC files Anzac Australian English Australian National Dictionary Australian word bark became become British bullock Burchfield bush bushman cards cattle Centre century chapter citations claim cockatoo cocky collocations colloquial colonial experience colonists connotations context convict cooee corroboree currency derives Dharuk dialect didgeridoo digger dinkum distinction DNZE earliest early editing editor entry established European fossick gang gold goldfields historical dictionary immigrant indigenous Joan Hughes Julia Robinson Kamilaroi kangaroo known kurdaitcha labour land larrikin later lexical lexicographer Macquarie Macquarie Dictionary mallee Maori mate McComb meaning Melbourne miners mulga native noun Nyungar origin OUPA outback paddock pakeha person phrase publisher Queensland quotation evidence Ramson readers recorded reference sense settled settlement settlers sheep Simpson South Australia South Wales squatter station swag swagman Sydney synonym tion travelling verb vocabulary Weldon wild Wiradhuri wowser Zealand English