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Rooted - An Australian history of bad language (Paperback): Amanda Laugesen Rooted - An Australian history of bad language (Paperback)
Amanda Laugesen
R691 Discovery Miles 6 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Bugger, rooted, bloody oath... What is it about Australians and swearing? We've got an international reputation for using bad language (Where the bloody hell are ya?) and letting rip with a choice swear word or two has long been a very Aussie thing to do. From the defiant curses of the convicts and bullock drivers to the humour of Kath and Kim, Amanda Laugesen, director of the Australian National Dictionary Centre, takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of Australia's bad language to reveal our preoccupations and our concerns. Bad language has been used in all sort of ways in our history: to defy authority, as a form of liberation and subversion, and as a source of humour and creativity. Bad language has also been used to oppress and punish those who have been denied a claim to using it, notably Indigenous Australians and women. It has also long been subject to various forms of censorship. 'If you've ever wondered why to use bad language in Australia is to 'swear like a bullocky', Amanda Laugesen's Rooted will give you the answer. Taking us on a colourful tour of more than two centuries of bad language that extends from the mildly offensive to the completely filthy, Laugesen tells the story of Australia through those words and phrases that have often been seen as unfit to print. This is an engrossing social history - a bloody beauty - from one of our leading experts on Australian English.' - Frank Bongiorno, Professor of History, The Australian National University

Equivocal Friendships (Paperback): Lalande Lionel Lalande Equivocal Friendships (Paperback)
Lalande Lionel Lalande
R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Pravention Von Analphabetismus (Paperback): Sigrid Erb Pravention Von Analphabetismus (Paperback)
Sigrid Erb
R1,377 R1,039 Discovery Miles 10 390 Save R338 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Rousseau und die Physiokraten - Politische Ideengeschichte im begrifflichen Wandel zwischen AufklArung und Revolution (German,... Rousseau und die Physiokraten - Politische Ideengeschichte im begrifflichen Wandel zwischen AufklArung und Revolution (German, Hardcover)
Reinhard Bach
R903 Discovery Miles 9 030 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
E is for Elephant - An Animal Alphabet from A to Z (Hardcover): Kjersten Faseler E is for Elephant - An Animal Alphabet from A to Z (Hardcover)
Kjersten Faseler; Illustrated by Nifty Illustration; Edited by Michelle Drost
R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
E is for Elephant - An Animal Alphabet from A to Z (Paperback): Kjersten Faseler E is for Elephant - An Animal Alphabet from A to Z (Paperback)
Kjersten Faseler; Illustrated by Nifty Illustration; Edited by Michelle Drost
R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Secrets of the Permafree Book - How to Publish a Free Book On Amazon (Paperback): Dale L Roberts Secrets of the Permafree Book - How to Publish a Free Book On Amazon (Paperback)
Dale L Roberts
R122 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R23 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Mode Book (Paperback): Sanders James R Sanders The Mode Book (Paperback)
Sanders James R Sanders
R518 R420 Discovery Miles 4 200 Save R98 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Happiness is the Wrong Metric - A Liberal Communitarian Response to Populism (Paperback): Happiness is the Wrong Metric - A Liberal Communitarian Response to Populism (Paperback)
R1,114 Discovery Miles 11 140 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Happiness is the Wrong Metric - A Liberal Communitarian Response to Populism (Hardcover): Happiness is the Wrong Metric - A Liberal Communitarian Response to Populism (Hardcover)
R1,390 Discovery Miles 13 900 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Crisis Reporters, Emotions, and Technology (Paperback): Kotisova Johana Kotisova Crisis Reporters, Emotions, and Technology (Paperback)
Kotisova Johana Kotisova
R996 Discovery Miles 9 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Crisis Reporters, Emotions, and Technology (Hardcover): Kotisova Johana Kotisova Crisis Reporters, Emotions, and Technology (Hardcover)
Kotisova Johana Kotisova
R1,272 Discovery Miles 12 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Thoughts On Grammaticalization (Paperback): Lehmann Christian Lehmann Thoughts On Grammaticalization (Paperback)
Lehmann Christian Lehmann
R764 Discovery Miles 7 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Thoughts On Grammaticalization (Hardcover): Lehmann Christian Lehmann Thoughts On Grammaticalization (Hardcover)
Lehmann Christian Lehmann
R1,040 Discovery Miles 10 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Adjective Attribution (Hardcover): Rieler Michael Rieler Adjective Attribution (Hardcover)
Rieler Michael Rieler
R1,167 Discovery Miles 11 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hunger and Modern Writing - Melville, Kafka, Hamsun, and Wright (Paperback): Hunger and Modern Writing - Melville, Kafka, Hamsun, and Wright (Paperback)
R692 Discovery Miles 6 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hunger and Modern Writing - Melville, Kafka, Hamsun, and Wright (Hardcover): Hunger and Modern Writing - Melville, Kafka, Hamsun, and Wright (Hardcover)
R967 Discovery Miles 9 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Digital Scholarly Editing (Paperback): Matthew James Driscoll Digital Scholarly Editing (Paperback)
Matthew James Driscoll
R832 Discovery Miles 8 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Digital Scholarly Editing (Hardcover): Matthew James Driscoll Digital Scholarly Editing (Hardcover)
Matthew James Driscoll
R1,108 Discovery Miles 11 080 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Order and Structure in Syntax Ii (Paperback): Michelle Sheehan Order and Structure in Syntax Ii (Paperback)
Michelle Sheehan
R955 Discovery Miles 9 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Order and Structure in Syntax Ii (Hardcover): Michelle Sheehan Order and Structure in Syntax Ii (Hardcover)
Michelle Sheehan
R1,232 Discovery Miles 12 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Order and Structure in Syntax I (Paperback): Michelle Sheehan Order and Structure in Syntax I (Paperback)
Michelle Sheehan
R1,014 Discovery Miles 10 140 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Order and Structure in Syntax I (Hardcover): Michelle Sheehan Order and Structure in Syntax I (Hardcover)
Michelle Sheehan
R1,291 Discovery Miles 12 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Unity and Diversity in Grammaticalization Scenarios (Paperback): Andrej Malchukov Unity and Diversity in Grammaticalization Scenarios (Paperback)
Andrej Malchukov
R896 Discovery Miles 8 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Unity and Diversity in Grammaticalization Scenarios (Hardcover): Andrej Malchukov Unity and Diversity in Grammaticalization Scenarios (Hardcover)
Andrej Malchukov
R1,173 Discovery Miles 11 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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