La Trobe University Linguistics program has hosted a forum on Englishes in Australia for four years now – our thanks to the dedicated people who have made this event a regular feature of the linguistics scene in Australia. This year’s event took place on August 27 and our team (in different combinations) presented on two topics in the forum:
- Howard Manns, Simon Musgrave and Dylan Hughes: Australian slang, its people and its analogues: The social and cultural life of a lexicon
- Isabelle Burke and Kate Burridge: From “a bit of processed cheese” to “a bit of a car accident” and “a little bit of oh really” — the journey of Australian English “a bit (of)”
Recordings of both presentations are now available.