Convict Words: Language in Early Colonial Australia

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 208 pages
This popular lexical monograph is presented in the form of a dictionary with supporting quotations from contemporary texts, including newspapers, government reports and documents, and novels. Convict Words explores the distinct and colourful language of the Australian convict era, and is an essential reference tool for all interested in this period of Australian history.

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Amanda Laugesen is a researcher at the Australian National Dictionary Centre.

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