Australian English

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  • Australian English And Its Slang

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    are native English speakers and more then half of them live in the United States. Also, five more countries use English as their first launguage including the United Kingdom,Canada,Australia,Ireland, and New Zealand. Because English is so widely spoken, there are major varieties of English, such as British English, North American English, Australian English, South African English and New Zealand English (R. Nordquist). In my research paper, I would like to talk about Australian English and it’s slang

  • Development And History Of Australian English

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    Introduction: Development and History of Australian English The growth and domination the English Language has seen globally is not only unprecedented, but comes as no surprise; "The spread of the English language and its culture over the world is a major event in human history"(Algeo, 2005, pp.6). As the Lingua Franca of the developing world and a third of the world’s population speaking English (Crystal, 2006), its importance, appeal and prestige cannot be undermined. Maybe it is because of its

  • Australian English and National Identity

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    What does Australian English look and sound like today, and how does it reflect our identity as a nation? Language use in Australia constantly and rapidly changes to reflect the ever-evolving Australian national identity. It is being influenced by American culture, through its pervasive media, and altered to create a unique identity that addresses the needs of the younger Australians. Technology, the loss and gain of expressions, changing perception of taboo words and political correctness also

  • The Decline Of Standard Australian English

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    learnt by children. Standard Australian English (SAE) is the language used by the majority of the Australian population and its Government. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics; with a population of over 21.5 million people less than a quarter of them speak a language other than English in their home and that quarter includes the speaking of about 145 Indigenous Australian languages; a number which has decreased from the 250 or so Indigenous Australian

  • Australian English Language Analysis

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    This has lead to English taking the role of the global language, or as Crystal (2013) refers to, ‘Englishes’. He argues that it is necessary to use the term ‘Englishes’, to truly reflect the nature and variance of English as it has spread across the world. In this way, Standard Australian English is just one of many varieties of English. Among the list are varieties such as New Zealand English, American English, Spanglish and Singlish. Of note is the variety of Aboriginal English which contrary to

  • Australian Standard English Language

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    socially agreed upon rules that allow humans to interaction and communicate effectively. Australia is home to more than 300 different languages (Australian Bureau of Statistics [ABS], 2012), each with its own set of rules and structures. Within each of these languages, there may be regional variations, for example, the use of Australian Standard English to describe swimwear can change depending on the location, for example: bathers, tog or swimmers. This is also true for the use of gestures, body

  • Typical Australian

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    The Australian Identity I am here today to discuss our Australian Identity. How do you imagine a typical Australian? Maybe you see a blonde haired, blue eyed surfing babe? Or a bushman who drinks Bushels tea and four X beers while munching on some snags cooked on the BBQ? Or perhaps you see someone like Steve Irwin, our iconic crocodile hunter. Or do you picture the movie “Crocodile Dundee?” Australians are stereotyped and our typical Australian is usually imagined to be male. (Click) Russell

  • Stereotypical Roles of Australian Males Essay

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    Stereotypical Roles of Australian Males The typical Australian: lazy, beer guzzling, faded blue singlets, thongs, slang words. This is the dominant reading formed by the media, commonly in advertisements and novels. The image constructed by such media is one of an unfit ‘couch potato’ who sits around all day drinking and watching television. This stereotype is not only downgrading, but constructs Australian males as underachievers in society. Some Australians may be like this, as for many the

  • The Characteristics Of Australian EnglishIdentity And Identity

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    result in a linguistic change. Because of this, some argue Australian English is losing its unique characteristics, and hence Australian identity is gradually affected. On one hand, it is evident that globalisation has resulted in lessened use of stereotypically Australian utterances such as ‘she’ll be right’, ‘g’day’, and ‘mate’. However, a lessened use does not necessary mean characteristics are lost. While we may not employ the Australian English lexicon in conversation, such characteristics may be

  • Standard English Essay

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    The question to ask is: ‘Why not use Standard English all the time?’ Language is a powerful communication tool the user holds to express their individual identity and ingroup solidarity. The use of Standard English helps to direct this, as it acts as the structure of communication, ingroup and between speech communities to effectively present a standard for mutual understanding. Outside of Standard English comes the use of slang, netspeak and textspeak, which helps to develop and enrich the language