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Australia (ICE-AUS) @ ICE-corpora.net

The Australian component of ICE is based at Macquarie University, Sydney.

Contact:

Pam H. Peters
School of English and Linguistics 
Macquarie University
Sydney
NSW 2109
Australia.

Email: [email protected]
 

Listen to Australian English
A selection of sound files from the corpus
 
 
 

 

English has been used in Australia for around 200 years, since the European settlers arrived in 1788, and is the 'de facto' national and official language. 'Australian English' has been gaining recognition in recent years as an autonomous variety. Historically, Australian English is derived from British English, but since the 1980s Australians have increasingly sought to develop their own reference guides to usage. These include the influential Macquarie Dictionary (1981), the first such publication which claimed to be 'Australia's own'. Population: 19 million. 

Reading
Blair, D. & P. Collins (eds) (2001) English in Australia. Amsterdam:
Benjamins.
Eagleson, R.D. (1984) English in Australia and New Zealand. In Bailey, R.W. and M. Görlach (eds) English as a World Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp.415-438.
Turner, G.W. (1994) English in Australia. In Burchfield, R.W. (ed.) The Cambridge History of the English Language. Vol. 5. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.277-327 

Links

Online Newspapers

The Australian
News.com.au
Online Radio Stations
Radio Australia
Radio West

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