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Bruce Moore Bruce Moore i(A53764 works by)
Gender: Male
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Bruce Moore has written several other histories about people and places in the Queanbeyan-Canberra district.

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y separately published work icon Speaking Our Language : The Story of Australian English South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 2008 Z1535091 2008 single work criticism

'Speaking our Language is written for people who want to know where Australian English came from, what the forces were that moulded it, why it takes its present form, and where it is going.

'The sub-title of this book, The Story of Australian English, derives in part from the chronological story that the book traces: the story begins with Joseph Banks and Captain James Cook in 1770, and it continues to the present day, when Australian English is firmly established as the natural and national language of Australia. It is a 'story' in another sense as well: the story of the development of Australian English is inextricably intertwined with the stories of Australian history and culture, and of the development of Australian identity.' (Publisher's blurb)

2009 shortlisted Australian Capital Territory Book of the Year Award
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