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The Australian Oxford Paperback Dictionary

Fourth Edition. Frederick Ludowyk & Bruce Moore. Oxford University Press, 2006. 1008 pages. ISBN 0 19 555022 6.

A brand-new edition of this comprehensive Australian dictionary, edited at the Australian National Dictionary Centre with a special emphasis on Australian culture and history. Words that have been borrowed into Australian English from Aboriginal languages are given detailed treatment—the etymology section specifies the language from which each of the words has been borrowed, and all of the languages (about 70) can be located on the map provided. Includes more than 70,000 headwords. New entries include: Al Qaeda, Bali bombing, Benedict XVI, Lauren Jackson, Kyoto Protocol, Osama Bin Laden, Peter Jackson, Jemaah Islamiah, avian influenza, blog, Botox, google, intelligent design, podcast.

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