English in Australia: Extra-territorial Influences

Kate Burridge, Pamela Peters

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This chapter discusses the extra-territorial influence of American English (AmE) on Australian English (AusE), in comparison with other varieties within the spectrum of World Englishes. Its aim is to compare the different orientations to AmE in Australia that can be observed using qualitative and quantitative methods, and so to illuminate the different ways in which extra- and intra-territorial influences can impact on individual varieties.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModelling World Englishes
Subtitle of host publicationA Joint Approach to Postcolonial and Non-Postcolonial Englishes
EditorsSarah Buschfeld, Alexander Kautzsch
Place of PublicationEdinburgh UK
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781474445887, 9781474445894
ISBN (Print)9781474445863
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Australian English, history, postcolonial dialects. Americanisms, extra-territorial influence

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