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Language in Australia

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Suzanne Romaine, Michael Walsh, Peter Sutton, Ian Malcolm and Susan Kaldor, Diane Eades, Harold Koch, Edith Bavin, Tim Shopen, Kevin Ford, Dana Ober, Patrick McConvell, Peter Muhlhausler, Anna Shnukal, John W. Harris, John Sandefur, Michael Clyne, Anne Paulwels, Anastasios Tamis,Camilla Bettoni, Jacques Doucet, Pauline Bryant, Barbara Horvath, Uldis Ozolins, David Corson, Robert Eagleson
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  • Date Published: June 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521339834

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  • Language in Australia provides a wide-ranging account of the present linguistic situation in Australia, primarily from a sociolinguistic perspective. The focus is mainly descriptive, and the chapters aim to provide a comprehensive overview and summary of what is known about Australia's languages as well as a guide to current areas of research interest. Throughout the volume, the contributors pay special attention to issues arising from the socio-historical situation in which Australia's languages and language varieties coexist. The volume covers both indigenous and non-indigenous languages, and contains a section specifically on 'community' languages, and also one on public policy and social issues relating to English. No other book offers such a broad survey of the language situation in Australia. Linguists as well as non-linguists will find in this volume, which is a companion to Language in the USA and Language in the British Isles, a guide and reference source to the rich linguistic heritage of Australia.

    • The broadest survey to date of all the languages in Australia
    • For linguists and non-linguists
    • Provides a guide to current areas of research interest
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    • Date Published: June 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521339834
    • length: 436 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • contains: 10 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Suzanne Romaine
    Part I. Aboriginal and Islander Languages:
    1. Overview of Indigenous languages of Australia Michael Walsh
    2. Languages in Aboriginal Australia: social dialects in a geographic idiom Peter Sutton
    3. Aboriginal English - an overview Ian Malcolm and Susan Kaldor
    4. Communicative strategies in Aboriginal English Diane Eades
    5. Language and communication in Aboriginal land claim hearings Harold Koch
    6. Warlipiri in the 80s: and overview of research into language variation and child language Edith Bavin and Tim Shopen
    7. Kalaw Kawaw Ya Kevin Ford and Dana Ober
    8. Understanding language shift: a step towards language maintenance Patrick McConvell
    Part II. Pidgins and Creoles:
    9. Overview of the pidgin and creole languages of Australia Peter Muhlhausler
    10. Queensland Kanaka English Peter Muhlhausler
    11. Torres Strait creole Anna Shnukal
    12. Kriol - the creation of a new language John W. Harris
    13. A sketch of the structure of Kriol John Sandefur
    Part III. Translated Languages Other Than English:
    14. Overview of 'immigrant' or community languages Michael Clyne
    15. Dutch in Australia: perceptions of the attitudes towards transference and other language contact phenomena Anne Paulwels
    16. German and Dutch in Australia: structures and use Michael Clyne
    17. Modern Greek in Australia Anastasios Tamis
    18. Language variety among Italians: anglicisation, attrition and attitudes Camilla Bettoni
    19. First generation Serbo-Croatian speakers in Queensland: language maintenance and shift Jacques Doucet
    Part IV. Varieties of Australian English:
    20. A survey of regional usage in the lexicon of Australian English Pauline Bryant
    21. Finding a place in Sydney: migrants and language change Barbara Horvath
    22. Gender differences in Australian English Anne Pauwels
    Part V. Public Policy and Social Issues:
    23. National language policy and planning: migrant languages Uldis Ozolins
    24. Social class differences in the lexicon David Corson
    25. Plain English: some socio-linguistic revelations Robert Eagleson.

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    Suzanne Romaine, Michael Walsh, Peter Sutton, Ian Malcolm and Susan Kaldor, Diane Eades, Harold Koch, Edith Bavin, Tim Shopen, Kevin Ford, Dana Ober, Patrick McConvell, Peter Muhlhausler, Anna Shnukal, John W. Harris, John Sandefur, Michael Clyne, Anne Paulwels, Anastasios Tamis,Camilla Bettoni, Jacques Doucet, Pauline Bryant, Barbara Horvath, Uldis Ozolins, David Corson, Robert Eagleson

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