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Rooted: An Australian history of bad language by [Amanda Laugesen]

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'Australia is built on blood, sweat and swears. Digging up the dirt, Amanda Laugesen finds out why, with flair, ferocity and other f-words.' --David Astle

'In Rooted, Amanda Laugesen proves that so-called "bad language" makes for some of the most inventive, descriptive and even character-defining in the world.' --Jonathon Green

'Laugesen's history of "bad language" in Australia, provides a new and instructive gateway to understanding Australian culture and identity.' --Bruce Moore

'This is an engrossing social history - a bloody beauty - from one of our leading experts on Australian English.' --Frank Bongiorno --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Amanda Laugesen is a historian, writer and lexicographer. She is Director of the Australian National Dictionary Centre at the Australian National Uuniversity, and Chief Editor of the Australian National Dictionary. She has written a number of books on Australian and US history, including several books on aspects of the history of the Australian lexicon. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN : B08NB4DGT3
  • Publisher : NewSouth Publishing (11 November 2020)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 1831 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
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