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W.H. Downing’s Digger Dialects

Downing, W.H.; Arthur, J.M. and Ramson, W.S. (eds)


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Updated from the original edition of 1919. A guide to the language of the Australian Serviceman during World War 1. Digger Dialects is a unique record of one of Australian English’s most creative and crowded hours. The words and phrases used by Australian personnel in World War I were recorded ‘live’ in 1919 by W.H. Downing and are presented here with editorial comments and additions by J.M. Arthur and W.S. Ramson. pp. 257 illusts. Extensive bibliograph7. #0320RD (Name blacked out on prelim.)

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AuthorDowning, W.H.; Arthur, J.M. and Ramson, W.S. (eds)
PublisherOxford University Press, Melbourne
Year Published1990
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