Australian Words and Their Origins

Author(s): Joan Hughes (Editor)

SECONDHAND BOOKS | AUSTRALIANA

This is a concise edition of the Australian National Dictionary (OUP 1989) which was hailed as a major asset for readers studying Australian literature that made all earlier dictionaries of Australian English obsolete. The volume contains nearly as many headwords as the original edition, yet provides fewer collations, and indicates the first recorded, and most recent, use of a word. It retains the parent volume's comprehensive coverage of uniquely Australian words and phrases; words for indigenous flora, fauna, and pastimes; and Aboriginal terms.

1989. First edition. A fine, unmarked copy in a fine d/w.

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General Fields

  • : 9780195530872
  • : Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand
  • : Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand
  • : 0.975224
  • : May 1989
  • : 1.579 Inches X 6.5 Inches X 9.56 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 680
  • : 422/.0994
  • : Hardback
  • : Joan Hughes (Editor)