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The Resource Colonial voices : a cultural history of English in Australia, 1840-1940, Joy Damousi

Colonial voices : a cultural history of English in Australia, 1840-1940, Joy Damousi

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Colonial voices : a cultural history of English in Australia, 1840-1940
Title
Colonial voices
Title remainder
a cultural history of English in Australia, 1840-1940
Statement of responsibility
Joy Damousi
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Colonial Voices explores the role of language in the greater 'civilising' project of the British Empire through the dissemination, reception and challenge to British English in Australia during the period from the 1840s to the 1940s. This was a period in which the art of oratory, eloquence and elocution was of great importance in the empire and Joy Damousi offers an innovative study of the relationship between language and empire. She shows the ways in which this relationship moved from dependency to independency and how, during that transition, definitions of the meaning and place of oratory, eloquence and elocution shifted. Her findings reveal the central role of voice and pronunciation in informing and defining both individual and collective identity as well as wider cultural views of class, race, nation and gender. The result is a pioneering contribution to cultural history and the history of English within the British Empire"--
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DLC
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Damousi, Joy
Dewey number
427/.994
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE3601
LC item number
.D36 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge social and cultural histories
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  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Australianisms
Label
Colonial voices : a cultural history of English in Australia, 1840-1940, Joy Damousi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Colonial experience. Civilising speech ; Eloquence and voice culture ; Elocution theory and practice -- Language education. Etiquette and everyday life ; Education ; Teachers and pupils -- Social reform and oratory. Social reform and eloquence ; Speech in war, 1914-1918 -- Australian English. The colonies speak : speech and accent in the empire, 1920s and 1930s ; Broadcasting the raadio voice ; The advent of the 'talkies' and imagined communities
Control code
469633887
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 315 pages
Isbn
9780521516310
Lccn
2010007104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)469633887
Label
Colonial voices : a cultural history of English in Australia, 1840-1940, Joy Damousi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Colonial experience. Civilising speech ; Eloquence and voice culture ; Elocution theory and practice -- Language education. Etiquette and everyday life ; Education ; Teachers and pupils -- Social reform and oratory. Social reform and eloquence ; Speech in war, 1914-1918 -- Australian English. The colonies speak : speech and accent in the empire, 1920s and 1930s ; Broadcasting the raadio voice ; The advent of the 'talkies' and imagined communities
Control code
469633887
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 315 pages
Isbn
9780521516310
Lccn
2010007104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)469633887

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