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Author Robinson, Julia, 1954-

Title Voices of Queensland : words from the Sunshine state / edited by Julia Robinson and the Australian National Dictionary Centre
Published Melbourne ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001
Melbourne, Victoria : Oxford University Press, 2001
©2001

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Description vi, 200 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
regular print
Contents 1. Queensland Aboriginal words in Australian English / Bruce Moore -- 2. The good life: 'Beautiful one day, perfect the next' / Dorothy Jauncey -- 3. Dust and distance: Outback Queensland / Julia Robinson -- 4. Bittersweet: The language of the canefields / Linden Wolfe -- 5. Behind the scenery: People, politics and perceptions / Dorothy Jauncey -- 6. The Kayardild language / Nicholas Evans
Summary The language of Queensland reflects its own distinctive history, its geography, its industries, and its cultural and social life. This book contains some five hundred words significant to Queensland. The chapters focus on various aspects of Queensland, starting with the contributions Queensland Aboriginal languages have made to Australian English, moving to the outback, to lifestyle, to work, to politics and perceptions. The heart of each chapter is a mini-dictionary, each entry having a definition and one or more illustrative quotations
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibligoraphical references (pages 191-193) and index
Subject Australian languages -- Australia -- Queensland.
Australianisms -- Australia -- Queensland -- Dictionaries.
Australianisms -- Australia -- Queensland -- Etymology.
Australianisms -- Australia -- Queensland -- History.
Australianisms -- Australia -- Queensland -- Slang.
English language -- Australia -- Queensland -- Etymology -- Dictionaries.
English language -- Australia -- Queensland -- Etymology.
English language -- Australia -- Queensland -- History.
English language -- Australia -- Queensland -- Slang -- Dictionaries.
English language -- Australia -- Queensland -- Slang.
English language -- Austtralia -- Queensland -- Australia -- Slang
English language -- Australia -- Queensland.
Queensland -- Civilization -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Author Robinson, Julia, 1954- editor
Australian National Dictionary Centre, editor
LC no. 2001536390
ISBN 9780195513950 (paperback)