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Language in Australia

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ISBN-10: 0521339839

ISBN-13: 9780521339834

Edition: N/A

Authors: Suzanne Romaine

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $89.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/24/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 436
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 1.14" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Introduction Suzanne Romaine
Aboriginal and Islander Languages
Overview of Indigenous languages of Australia
Languages in Aboriginal Australia: social dialects in a geographic idiom
Aboriginal English - an overview
Communicative strategies in Aboriginal English
Language and communication in Aboriginal land claim hearings
Warlipiri in the 80s: and overview of research into language variation and child language
Kalaw Kawaw Ya
Understanding language shift: a step towards language maintenance
Pidgins and Creoles
Overview of the pidgin and creole languages of Australia
Queensland Kanaka English
Torres Strait creole
Kriol - the creation of a new language
A sketch of the structure of Kriol
Translated Languages Other
Overview of 'immigrant' or community languages
Dutch in Australia: perceptions of the attitudes towards transference and other language contact phenomena
German and Dutch in Australia: structures and use
Modern Greek in Australia
Language variety among Italians: anglicisation, attrition and attitudes
First generation Serbo-Croatian speakers in Queensland: language maintenance and shift
Varieties of Australian English
A survey of regional usage in the lexicon of Australian English
Finding a place in Sydney: migrants and language change
Gender differences in Australian English
Public Policy and Social Issues
National language policy and planning: migrant languages
Social class differences in the lexicon
Plain English: some socio-linguistic revelations