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Title: Language in Australia
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/9780521339834
Description:

Language in Australia provides a wide-ranging account of the present
linguistic situation in Australia, primarily from a sociolinguistic
perspective. The focus is mainly descriptive, and the chapters aim to
provide a comprehensive overview and summary of what is known about
Australia's languages as well as a guide to current areas of research
interest. Throughout the volume, the contributors pay special attention to
issues arising from the socio-historical situation in which Australia's
languages and language varieties coexist. The volume covers both indigenous
and non-indigenous languages, and contains a section specifically on
'community' languages, and also one on public policy and social issues
relating to English. No other book offers such a broad survey of the
language situation in Australia. Linguists as well as non-linguists will
find in this volume, which is a companion to Language in the USA and
Language in the British Isles, a guide and reference source to the rich
linguistic heritage of Australia.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Dutch
English
German
Greek, Modern
Italian
Kala Lagaw Ya
Kriol
Creole, Torres Strait
Warlpiri
Serbian
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521339839
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 435
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