Australia's Many Voices: Australian English-the National Language (Contributions to the Sociology of Language #90.1)

Australia's Many Voices: Australian English-the National Language (Contributions to the Sociology of Language #90.1)

by Gerhard Leitner
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110181940

ISBN-13: 9783110181944

Pub. Date: 09/01/2004

Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

Australia's English is at the centre of interest in English and Australian Studies. It is indispensable to an understanding of the development of English world-wide. This book develops a comprehensive, descriptive, and sociohistorical view of mainstream

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Australia's English is at the centre of interest in English and Australian Studies. It is indispensable to an understanding of the development of English world-wide. This book develops a comprehensive, descriptive, and sociohistorical view of mainstream Australian English and of the social processes that have made it possible for it to become the national language of Australia reaching out into the Asia-Pacific region. This study is both of interest for specialists from a range of language and policy disciplines, and for non-specialists with no background in linguistics. Both will find its discursive, non-technical style appealing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110181944
Publisher:
De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Contributions to the Sociology of Language [CSL] Series, #90
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Australia's language habitat3
Ch. 2The demography of Australia's language habitat45
Ch. 3Australian English : the national language87
Ch. 4An epi-centre in the Asia-Pacific region338

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