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Word Box
Word Box

Word Box

If you come across a word or phrase that you think is new, unusual, or used in an unfamiliar way, please let us know by posting it in our Word Box.

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Ozwords Blog
Ozwords Blog

Ozwords Blog

For the dinkum oil on Australian English. Read our weekly blogs.

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Ozwords Newsletter
Ozwords Newsletter

Ozwords Newsletter

The Australian National Dictionary Centre produces a free newsletter twice a year which is published by Oxford University Press. The newsletter explores a wide range of topics related to Australian English. Available by free subscription or in PDF.

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Word of the Month
Word of the Month

Word of the Month

Our latest Word of the Month looks at the word 'soccer' - 'in Australian Rules, Rugby League, and Rugby Union: to kick (a ball) as in a game of soccer, esp. along the ground; to kick a ball without handling it.

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Australian Oxford Pocket Dictionary
Australian Oxford Pocket Dictionary

Australian Oxford Pocket Dictionary

The seventh edition of the Australian Pocket Oxford Dictionary has just been published. We explore the historic significance of this dictionary on our weblog.

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Dictionaries & Dictionary-making course
Dictionaries & Dictionary-making course

Dictionaries & Dictionary-making course

Australian National Dictionary Centre Director Dr Amanda Laugesen will be teaching the course 'Dictionaries and Dictionary-making' at the ANU in Semester 2, 2014.

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Welcome

The Australian National Dictionary Centre conducts research into Australian English, and provides Oxford University Press with editorial expertise for their Australian dictionaries. It was established in 1988, and is jointly funded by The
Australian National University and Oxford University Press Australia.

 

Updated: 30 September 2014/ Responsible Officer:  Centre Director / Page Contact:  Web Publisher