Story of Australian English

Author(s): Kel Richards

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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? A lively narrative, this book tells the story of the birth, rise and triumphant progress of the colourful dingo lingo that we know today as Aussie English.


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Kel Richards is an Australian author, journalist, and radio personality. He presents Sydney radio station 2CH's program "Connections "and is the author of a series of crime novels and thrillers, including "The Case of the Vanishing Corpse," "Death in Egypt," and "An Outbreak of Darkness." He is also the author of "Kel Richards' Dictionary of Australian Phrase and Fable."

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  • : 9781742232317
  • : NewSouth Publishing
  • : NewSouth Publishing
  • : 0.318
  • : February 2015
  • : 210mm X 135mm
  • : Australia
  • : March 2015
  • : books

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  • : Kel Richards
  • : Paperback
  • : 315
  • : 427.994
  • : 304