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History and Origins of Australian English 4 Classification of Australian English 5 Linguistic Features of Australian English (i) Phonetic and Phonological features of Australian English

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  • Submitted: 20/06/2006
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Analysis of Australian English

Historical and Linguistic Development

By K I M L U C A S

Edgehill University College

LNG2000 History and Development of English Language

Contents

1 Map of Australasia

2 History and Origins of Australian English

4 Classification of Australian English

5 Linguistic Features of Australian English

(i) Phonetic and Phonological features of Australian English

(ii) Intonation

(iii) Vocabulary/Lexis

9 The Future of Australian English

10 Bibliography

Kim Lucas 1

Australasia

(www.eirelink.com/alanking/modals/maps/map-aus.htm)

Kim Lucas 2

History and Origins of Australian English

The history of Australian English is relatively short, accumulating only 200 years in comparison to the history of the original languages of Australia, which date back around 40,000 years and include Guugu Yimidhirr, Wirradhurri and Pitjantjatara. In around the mid-17th century it is noted that the Dutch chartered the western coast of Australia named New Holland which was followed by the charter of the eastern coastline by Captain James Cook in 1707, later named New South Wales. It was in the early 19th century the term Australia was recognized as the

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