Diggerspeak: the language of Australians at war

Laugesen, Amanda (2005) Diggerspeak: the language of Australians at war. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Australia. ISBN 0-19-555182-6

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Abstract

[Introduction]: Australian English has been profoundly affected by Australia's participation in war. This dictionary reveals how much the experience has contributed to the Australian lexicon. From the few contributions through campaigning in the veldt of South Africa in the Boer War, to the enormous contributions of the experience of the First World War, war has given Australian English many of its distinctive words.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Unavailable in electronic format. Print copy held in USQ Library at call no. 427.994 Lau.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:29
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia, Australian, language, English, vocabulary, lexicon, war, diggers, dictionary, glossary, slang, Australianisms
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2003 Language Studies > 200302 English Language
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2099 Other Language, Communication and Culture > 209999 Language, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/828

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