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By Felicity Meakins,Carmel O'Shannessy

Australia is understood for its linguistic variety and huge touch among languages. This edited quantity is the 1st devoted to language touch in Australia given that colonisation, marking a brand new period of linguistic paintings, and contributing new info to theoretical discussions on touch languages and language touch tactics. It offers motives for modern touch tactics in Australia and much-needed descriptions of touch languages, together with pidgins, creoles, combined languages, touch forms of English, and restructured Indigenous languages. Analyses of advanced and dynamic approaches are proficient via wealthy sociolinguistic description.

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