Gold! Gold! Gold!: The Language ofthe Nineteenth-century Australian Gold Rushes

Curatore: Bruce Moore
Anno: 2000
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 224 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 137 x 216 mm
Peso: 276 gr.
  • EAN: 9780195508383
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The gold rushes of the nineteenth century were a defining point in Australian history, bringing with them far-reaching social and economic changes. They also brought with them a new language, and the underlying argument of this book is that the gold rushes played a significant role in the development of Australian English. Gold! Gold! Gold! takes the form of a dictionary, with extensive supporting quotations from contemporary texts chosen to provide relevant historical information, and to evoke the living pulse of gold rush era. More than 500 headwords cover many aspects of the goldfields, including methods of mining, law and order, social life, hardships and afflictions, thieves and villains.