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dc.contributor.authorBurridge, Kate
dc.date.accessioned2006-01-18
dc.date.available2006-01-18
dc.date.issued2003-10
dc.identifier.citationBurridge, Kate 2003. Dry Norms. Review of "The Default Country: A Lexical Cartography of Twentieth-Century Australia" by J.M. Arthur. 'Australian Book Review', No 255, October, 53.en
dc.identifier.issn0155-2864
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/527
dc.description.abstractVocabulary is linked to culture in perhaps an obvious way. But it’s not just suasive words and expressions that we have to guard against. There are also the structural patterns of language. These are loaded with bias, too, and they operate at a much more subtle level. It would be interesting to go beyond the lexicon and to see how the relationship between non-indigenous Australians and the Australian place is revealed in those aspects of our language that are more than theoretical. But for those who love words, Arthur presents a lexical treasure trove, full of wonderful insights and illuminating examples. We need more works like "The Default Country" to explain language, and also to expose it.en
dc.description.sponsorshipAustralia Council, La Trobe University, National Library of Australia, Holding Redlich, Arts Victoriaen
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherAustralian Book Reviewen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNo 255en
dc.subjectAustralianen
dc.subjectBook Reviewsen
dc.subjectPublishingen
dc.subjectpolitical correctnessen
dc.subjectEnglish languageen
dc.subjectvocabularyen
dc.subjectAustralian National Dictionary Centreen
dc.subjectAustralian Englishen
dc.subject.otherAustralian Standard Research Classification > 420200 Literature Studies > 420202 Australia and New Zealanden
dc.titleDry Norms. "The Default Country: A Lexical Cartography of Twentieth-Century Australia" by J.M. Arthur [review]en
dc.typeArticleen


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