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The Australian National University

What's Their Story? A History of Australian Words

Bruce Moore. Oxford University Press, 2010. 216 pages. ISBN: 9780195575002

A companion volume to Speaking Our Language, this major new work examines Australian words from two main perspectives: the histories of particular words, and the history of thematically linked words. This is a collection of words that have interesting, challenging and often disputed stories to be told about their origins.

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