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Past Issues

The following is a list of previous editions of Australian Style, with a selective list of contents. Hard copies of most back issues are also available. Please contact adam.smith@mq.edu.au if you would like to obtain copies of these.

Volume 19.1

Volume 18.2

Volume 18.1

Volume 17.1

Volume 16.2

Volume 16.1

Volume 15.2 [PDF - 1353kb]

  • Words for describing Australian Aboriginal Song - Michael Walsh
  • When did you last spend a penny? - Julia Miller
  • Feedback 30, Verbal Variants

Volume 15.1 [PDF - 347kb]

  • Tasmanian words - Bruce Moore
  • Language columns and columnists - Adam Smith
  • Feedback 29, A Grammatical Miscellany

Volume 14.2 [PDF - 401kb]

  • Sea Words: A Historical Study from New Zealand - Cherie Connor
  • Gunzel - Adam Smith
  • Feedback 28, Verbal Variants

Volume 14.1 [PDF - 335kb]

  • Translating Guidebooks - Twitchers, Gricers & "Doing Doughnuts" - Tony Wheeler
  • The Origin of "Furphy" - Roger Frankenberg
  • Feedback 27, Putting it in the Negative

Volume 13.2 [PDF - 545kb]

  • Extreme Lexicography - Bernadette Hince
  • Turning VB into Kava - Kim Lockwood
  • Feedback 26, In Comparison

Volume 13.1 [PDF - 262kb]

  • Figuring out numbers - Robert Eagleson
  • Going...Going...Gone - Ruth Wajnryb
  • Feedback 25, Levels of Agreement

Volume 12.2 [PDF - 332kb]

  • Australian hypocoristics: putting the -ie into Aussie - Roland Sussex
  • Feedback 24, Grammatical conundrums

Volume 12.1 [PDF - 308kb]

  • Are crustaceans shellfish? A whiff of scandal in English lexicography - Andrew Pawley
  • Writing Money - Pat Naughtin
  • Feedback 23, Verbal Options (2)

Volume 11.2 [PDF - 407kb]

  • The Australian Word Map - Sue Butler
  • Questions of Rhetoric - Bill Krebs
  • Feedback 22, Verbal Options

Volume 11.1 [PDF - 293kb]

  • Words between languages and cultures - Verna Rieschild
  • On dinghy, a loanword from Hindi - Peter Last
  • Putting a newspaper online - John Grey
  • Feedback 21, Towards a Common Case

Volume 10.2

  • Names and Genes - Flavia Hodges
  • SMS Messaging - Sue Butler
  • Feedback 20, Back in the Past

Volume 10.1

  • Is 07 04 2002 the 4th of July? - Pat Naughtin
  • Visions of Heaven and Hell - Karl Wolf
  • Feedback 19, Into the Past

Volume 9.2

  • Collecting Queensland Words - Julia Robinson
  • Communicating Measurement - Pat Naughtin
  • Feedback 18, Australianness

Volume 9.1

  • What's in a Name - Sarah Chevalier
  • Why English Spelling Resists Reform - Valerie Yule
  • Feedback 17, Local Characters

Volume 8.2

  • Email style: rebelling against Standard English? - Li Lan
  • Draft Australian Standards for Editing Practice - Kathie Stove
  • Feedback 16, Variable Pronunciations

Volume 8.1

  • A reflection on style - Lindsay Mackerras
  • Feedback 15, Variable Pronunciations

Volume 7.2

  • Australian Style Makes a Strong Comeback - Alan Kuslap
  • Fraud in Scientific Publishing - Paul Bennett
  • Who's Centric Now? - Shirley Purchase
  • Feedback 14, Spaced Out

Volume 7.1

  • Corrupters, Bodyguards or Midwives? - John Curtain
  • Feedback 13, Dating the New Millennium

Volume 6.2

  • The evolution of Australian style and usage - Paul Eggert
  • Teenage talk - Mark Newbrook
  • Unplain English is just plain rude - Paul Bennett
  • Feedback 12, Latin plurals

Volume 6.1

  • A Chair with no leg to stand on - Michele Asprey
  • Aboriginality and English project - Ian Malcolm
  • English in Vietnam - Sasha Soldatow
  • Feedback 11, To capitalise or not to capitalise

Volume 5.2

  • The influence of Aboriginal English - Peter Wignell
  • News from cyberspace - Donna Gibbs
  • Feedback 10, Spelling

Volume 5.1

  • Auslan and myths about sign language - Des Power
  • New words of the 90s - Susan Butler
  • The national place names project - Bill Noble
  • Feedback 9, Word choices

Volume 4.2

  • Greenspeak - Phil Smith
  • Feedback 8, Punctuation practices

Volume 4.1

  • Political correctness: euphemism with attitude - Kate Burridge
  • Commonwealth Style Manual 6 - Lindsay Mackerras
  • Feedback 7, Disputed usage

Volume 3.2

  • Putting grammar back in the school curriculum -Nick Evans, Mark Durie
  • Americanisms roll into Australian English - Roland Sussex
  • Feedback 6, Alternative usages

Volume 3.1

  • A study of writing - Barbara Gassmann, Pam Peters, Richard Tardif
  • Re-introducing the study of grammar to primary schools - Geoff Williams
  • Feedback 5, Australian regionalisms

Volume 2.2

  • Beyond Plain English - Nicky Solomon
  • Correctness versus Political Correctness - Bill Krebs
  • Feedback 4, Grammatical agreement

Volume 2.1

  • Literacy and literacy standards - Paul Brock
  • The essence of teaching writing - Sue Spinks
  • Words in space - Karl Wolf
  • Feedback 3, Pronunciation

Volume 1.2

  • Language Standards: What are they based on? - Pam Peters
  • Dirty, immoral or just nonstandard? - Colin Yallop
  • Standard Australian English - Arthur Delbridge
  • Feedback 2, Subjunctives

Volume 1.1

  • Language Matters: To care or not to care? - Arthur Delbridge
  • Beyond 1988: Can there be an Australian standard of style? - Bill Krebs
  • Feedback 1, Alternative spellings

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