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Julia Robinson


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Julia Robinson has a BA from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and an MA in English from the Australian National University. She worked as copy editor on The Australian National Dictionary (1988) and now works at the Australian National Dictionary Centre as a researcher and editor. 


Selected publications

'Spanner Crabs, Platform 27, and a One-Duck Duck Farm', Ozwords, October 2016.

The Australian National Dictionary (Editor), 2nd edn (Melbourne, OUP, 2016).

'The Long and the Short of It', Ozwords, October 2015.

'Cosy-Bye', Ozwords, April 2015.

'Bushfire Season', Ozwords, April 2014.

The Australian Pocket Oxford Dictionary, 7th edn (Melbourne, OUP, 2013).

'Searching for Australian Words' in The National Library Magazine, (June 2013).

'Family Language', Ozwords, April 2013.

'Buy a Pair of Socks and a Dictionary-Win £351', Ozwords, October 2008.

'Queensland Voices', in From Local to Global English: proceedings of Style Council 2001/2, ed. P.H. Peters, (Dictionary Research Centre, Macquarie University), 98-103.

Voices of Queensland: Words from the Sunshine State, (Melbourne, OUP, 2001).


Editorial Assistant

The Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary, 4th edn (Melbourne, OUP, 2003).

The Australian Oxford Dictionary, (Melbourne, OUP, 1999).

The Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary, 3rd edn (Melbourne, OUP, 1997).

The Australian National Dictionary, (Melbourne, OUP, 1988).


Updated: 13 January 2017/ Responsible Officer:  Centre Director / Page Contact:  Web Publisher