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Tassie Terms: A Glossary of Tasmanian Terms

Maureen Brooks and Joan Ritchie. Oxford University Press, 1995. 174 pages. ISBN 0 19 553812 9

Working at the Australian National Dictionary Centre, and using the proven methods of historical lexicography, Maureen Brooks and Joan Ritchie have compiled Tassie terms, a companion volume to their Words from the West, which similarly records words used in, and perhaps peculiar to, agiven Australian regional community.

Tassie Terms contains some 645 dictionary entries of words with approximately 200 associated terms. Unlike Words from the West, this glossary does not rely exclusively on newspaper sources for its lexicon but draws on a variety of written material. Not all the words are exclusive to Tasmania but taken collectively the terms clearly reflect the identity and spirit of the Island State.

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