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Australian Words and Their Origins by Joan Hughes

Australian Words and Their Origins by Joan Hughes

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Australian Words and Their Origins

Edited by Joan Hughes

Oxford University Press, 1989, [First Edition], ISBN 019553087X, Hardcover 

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, First end-paper torn out (see photographs)

"Based on 'The Australian National Dictionary'. 'Australian Words and Their Origins' gives the meanings, origins and pronunciation of those words which were coined in Australia, which have a wider currency in Australia than elsewhere, or which have special significance in Australian history. It is a rich slice of Australia's linguistic, cultural and social identity, and, like the Magic Pudding itself, it is both studded with rare delights and a continuing source of intellectual sustenance."

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