Publisher description for Convict words : language in early colonial Australia / Amanda Laugesen.


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This book explores the language of the Australian convict era, taking the form of a dictionary with supporting quotations from contemporary texts, including newspapers, government reports and documents, contemporary observations, and novels. It will become an essential reference tool for all interested in this period of Australian history.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
English language -- Australia -- Dictionaries.
Australianisms -- Dictionaries.
English language -- Australia -- Slang -- Dictionaries.
Prisoners -- Australia -- Language -- Dictionaries.
Australia -- History -- 1788-1851.