Aussie and American Styles of English

This program is designed as a cross-cultural study of popular uses of English in Australia and in the United States. Special attention is given to prominent styles of expression in each location, cultural vocabulary for making sense of English in each location (e.g., "cutting a tall poppy" in Aussie English, "chit-chat" in American English), and ways mis-communication may result from the interaction of these habitual styles and modes of expression.

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June 1, 2012 to December 31, 2015


Cliff Goddard
Griffith University
Department of Linguistics
Brisbane QLD

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Donal Carbaugh

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Donal Carbaugh

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College of Social & Behavioral Sciences/Communication

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Journal Article