Synopses & Reviews
Now available in a fourth, revised, and greatly expanded edition, A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms records the ingenuity of the Australian vernacular and provides a unique insight into Australian life and culture. This well-known dictionary, first published in 1978, offers the first and the most recent colloquial coinages. Words and idioms are drawn from a wide range of historical and contemporary sources--chiefly newspapers, magazines and novels--and each entry is shown in context, with origins and derivations.
About the Author
G. A. Wilkes
was foundation professor of Australian literature at the University of Sydney and is the author and editor of innumerable books.