Australian Language and Culture (Lonely Planet's English Language & Culture Series)

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Toss another shrimp on the barbie, crack open a tinny or pour yourself a chardy while you traverse Australia's vast expanse of true blue, fair dinkum Aussie lingo - from cosmopolitan communique to surf slang, outback jargon and some of the world's oldest indigenous languages. C'mon avagoyermug!

-Features comprehensive section on Australia's impressive array of indigenous languages.
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Overview

Toss another shrimp on the barbie, crack open a tinny or pour yourself a chardy while you traverse Australia's vast expanse of true blue, fair dinkum Aussie lingo - from cosmopolitan communique to surf slang, outback jargon and some of the world's oldest indigenous languages. C'mon avagoyermug!

-Features comprehensive section on Australia's impressive array of indigenous languages.
-Lonely Planet's English Language & Culture series goes behind the scenes of languages you thought you knew.
-Get into the culture and humor behind common - and not so common - English expressions and learn about the local languages that inspired them.

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...for the adventurous traveler who wants to live like a native.' —Real Simple Magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781740590990
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Series: Lonely Planet Language and Culture Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 3.70 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


Short history     9
The beginnings of Australian English     9
20th-century Australian English     12
Recent history     13
Borrowings     13
Speaking Australian     21
Pronunciation     21
Grammar     24
Shortened forms     26
Greetings & goodbyes     31
Talking about the weather     32
Etiquette     33
Lyfestyles & society     37
Country versus city     37
Home & family     44
Education     46
Work & politics     48
Love     50
The national anthem     51
Travel & transport     55
Holidaying     55
Driving     56
Food & drink     57
Eating     57
Typical Australian foods     59
Foreign influences     68
Drinks & drinking     68
Sport     77
Australian Rules football     77
Rugby league     82
Rugby union     84
Football (soccer)     86
Cricket     86
Surf lifesaving & surfing     90
Basketball     91
Netball     93
Entertainment     95
Live music & clubs     95
Movies, TV & theatre     96
Shopping     98
Festivals     99
Parties     103
Gambling     107
Slang     109
Doing things     109
People     111
Places & objects     112
Actions & situations     113
'Like a...'     115
'Short of a...'     117
Rhyming slang     118
Abbreviations & acronyms     120
Misunderstandings     123
American English     123
British English     123
New Zealand English     124
Regional variations     125
Australian Capital Territory     128
New South Wales     128
Northern Territory     130
Queensland     131
South Australia     132
Tasmania     133
Victoria     134
Western Australia     136
Other regions     137
Ingenious languages     139
Language classifications     140
Sounds     141
Word stress     143
Writing     143
Vocabulary     144
Structure     145
New languages     146
Talking with Aboriginal people     147
Central Australia     153
Keeping languages strong     154
Family relationships     155
Travelling & staying on Aboriginal land     157
Arrernte languages     158
Western Desert language     163
Warlpiri     167
Top End     171
Land rights     171
Historical influences     172
Current language situation     174
Katherine Region     175
Kriol     181
Darwin & the nearby coast     186
Northern central region     187
The Daly region     191
Northeast Arnhem     193
Western Australia     197
The southwest     197
The Murchison & Gascoyne     197
Pilbara     198
Western Desert     198
Kimberley     198
The effects of European settlement     199
Keeping languages strong     200
Specific locations     201
Language use     203
Place names     203
East & South     205
Victoria     207
Tasmania     209
New South Wales     209
Australian Capital Territory     210
Queensland     211
Present-day Queensland     211
Cape York     212
South Australia     215
Regional languages     215
Present-day South Australia     218
Torres Strait     219
European contact     220
Community & cultural life     222
On the islands     224
Dialects     224
Sounds     225
Pronouns     226
Greetings & civilities     227
People & animals     228
Useful words & phrases     229
Directions & the countryside     229
Wordfinder     231
Index     247
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