Standard English compared to Australian English

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  • 1. Standard English compared to Australian English
  • 2. Table of contents
    • Standard British English
    • Australian English
    • Australian slang
    • History
    • Differences
    • Similarities
    • Conclusion
    • Sources
  • 3. Standard English
    • Global language
    • 89% learn English in school
    • British Standard English
    • Most formal version of English
    • Mainly spoken in Great Britain/England
    • Standard English is generally taught in British schools
  • 4. Australian English
    • 267 languages in Australia
    • Australian English most common spoken language in Australia
    • Broad, General and Cultivated.
    • Own style in using the language, vocabulary, pronunciation and accent
    • Special words and phrases called strine
    • Like to shorten the words
  • 5. Australian slang
    • Words they have made up
    • Words borrowed from earlier settlers
    • Causes problems of communication
  • 6. History
    • Standard English
    • King Charles II, 1649
    • Established by grammarians
    • 18th and 19th centuries
    • Regarded as correct written English
    • During the 19th century, it became the accent of public schools
    • Australian English
    • The same time of first
    • settlement in New South Wales in 1778
    • Words and phrases originated with convicts from England in 1788-1868
  • 7. Differences
    • Australian English is more nasal and less clipped than the British English accent
    • The British English accent differ in pronunciation
    • Australian English: rising intonation
    • Makes it sound like a question
  • 8. Similarities
    • ” r” at the end of a word is silent
    • Many words are the same
    • The word order and arrangement of a sentence are the same
    • Generally the same language
    • Easy to understand each other
  • 9. Sources
    • http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Differences-Between-American,-British,-and-Australian-English&id=1729247 (16.03.-10)
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_English (19.03.-10)
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_English (19.03.-10)
    • http://fits.depauw.edu/mkfinney/culturaleresumes/australia/history_of_australian_language.htm (19.03.-10)
    • http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/dialectsofenglish.html (22.03.-10)
    • http://www.english.wisc.edu/rfyoung/336/se.pdf
    • The Australian Slanguage, Bill Hornadge