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The Australian Pocket Oxford Dictionary

Seventh Edition. Mark Gwynn, Amanda Laugesen, & Julia Robinson. Oxford University Press, 2013. 1320 pages. ISBN 9780195527391.

Designed specifically for senior secondary school use, The Australian Pocket Oxford Dictionary is the authoritative Australian dictionary drawing on the databases of both the Australian National Dictionary Centre and the Oxford English Dictionary. It has a comprehensive coverage of Australian English, flora and fauna, and terms of historical importance. Borrowings from Aboriginal languages are identified, and the location of those languages is given on a map at the end of the dictionary. The text has also been fully updated to take account of new words and meanings. Straightforward guidance is given on grammar, syntax, punctuation, and style, and there are helpful notes on disputed and controversial usage.


Updated: 19 November 2013/ Responsible Officer:  Centre Director / Page Contact:  Web Publisher