Dr Amanda Laugesen

ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences
Australian National Dictionary Centre
Research School of Humanities & the Arts

Australian words, phrases and slang, dictionaries and English language lexicography, history of Australian English and Australian dictionaries, history of books, reading, libraries and publishing, cultural history of war (especially the First World War), war slang



Language & Linguistics

My news stories

Wars have had a strong influence on Australian English. Image: State Library Victoria, Flickr.
10 November 2017

A symposium at The Australian National University (ANU) on Monday will take a close look at how language in Australia and around the world has been influenced by wars.

Dr Amanda Laugesen,...

Image: Gemma i Jere, flickr.
9 December 2015

Sharing economy v. An economic system based on sharing of access to goods, resources, and services, typically by means of the Internet.

The term sharing economy has been...