Dr Amanda Laugesen

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

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...
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...