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Voices of Queensland: Words from the Sunshine State

Julia Robinson. Oxford University Press, 2001. 200 pages. ISBN 0 19 551395 9.

This books deals with Queensland words. The chapters focus on various aspects of Queensland, starting with the contributions Queensland Aboriginal languages have made to Australian English, moving to the outback, to lifestyle, to work, to politics and perceptions, and ending with the voice of the language of one of Queensland's indigenous peoples.

Chapters:

    Bruce Moore 'Queensland Aboriginal words in Australian English'

    Dorothy Jauncey 'The good life: "Beautiful one day, perfect the next"'

    Julia Robinson 'Dust and distance: outback Queensland'

    Linden Wolfe 'Bittersweet: the language of the canefields'

    Dorothy Jauncey 'Behind the scenery: people, politics and perceptions'

    Nicholas Evans 'The Kayardild language'

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