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Macquarie Dictionary Sixth Edition

$99.99

$99.99

"The big green dictionary is a thoroughly scientific text, rescued from cold abstraction by its wealth of historical and social references." LES MURRAY, poet.

The Macquarie Dictionary Sixth Edition -- Australia's National Dictionary is a comprehensive account of Australian English. It covers words and meanings which are particular to our variety of English, as well as those common to the whole English-speaking world, with evidence sourced from corpus data.

The Sixth Edition features thousands of new words and senses such as apera, bladerunner, dramality, flood pulse, frape, green tape, mummy blog, rock fillet, urban homesteading, virtual choir and yarn bombing.

It also includes:

· words and phrases from regional Australia
· slang and colloquialisms
· words from Aboriginal English
· etymologies (word origins)
· illustrative phrases, many from Australian literature, which clearly show how a word is used in context
· valuable usage notes to clarify common language questions
· a guide to punctuation
· Foreword by Les Murray, Australian poet

The Macquarie Dictionary -- Australia's National Dictionary was first published in 1981, and is now both nationally and internationally regarded as the standard reference on Australian English.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781876429898
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pub Date: 01/10/2013
  • Category: Language / Dictionaries
  • Imprint: Macquarie
  • Price: $99.99

"The big green dictionary is a thoroughly scientific text, rescued from cold abstraction by its wealth of historical and social references." LES MURRAY, poet.

The Macquarie Dictionary Sixth Edition -- Australia's National Dictionary is a comprehensive account of Australian English. It covers words and meanings which are particular to our variety of English, as well as those common to the whole English-speaking world, with evidence sourced from corpus data.

The Sixth Edition features thousands of new words and senses such as apera, bladerunner, dramality, flood pulse, frape, green tape, mummy blog, rock fillet, urban homesteading, virtual choir and yarn bombing.

It also includes:

· words and phrases from regional Australia
· slang and colloquialisms
· words from Aboriginal English
· etymologies (word origins)
· illustrative phrases, many from Australian literature, which clearly show how a word is used in context
· valuable usage notes to clarify common language questions
· a guide to punctuation
· Foreword by Les Murray, Australian poet

The Macquarie Dictionary -- Australia's National Dictionary was first published in 1981, and is now both nationally and internationally regarded as the standard reference on Australian English.

Author Information

The Macquarie Dictionary was first published in print in 1981 and has been online since 2003. It contains the complete record of English as it is used in Australia, and is nationally and internationally regarded as the standard reference on Australian English.

The Macquarie Dictionary -- Australia's national dictionary.

www.macquariedictionary.com.au