Diggerspeak: the language of Australians at war

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Laugesen, Amanda. 2005. Diggerspeak: the language of Australians at war. South Melbourne, Australia. Oxford University Press.
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Diggerspeak: the language of Australians at war

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ERA Publisher ID2850
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AuthorLaugesen, Amanda
Year2005
PublisherOxford University Press
Place of PublicationSouth Melbourne, Australia
ISBN0195551826
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.

KeywordsAustralia, Australian, language, English, vocabulary, lexicon, war, diggers, dictionary, glossary, slang, Australianisms
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020470307. English language
479999. Other language, communication and culture not elsewhere classified
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