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australian english defined

Australian Standard English

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Australian Voices is all about the different ways in which the Australian English dialect is spoken in Australia.

Australian English is spoken by the majority of Australians. It is used by people who are born and raised in this country and also by those who immigrate during childhood.

Australian English is a regional dialect of the English language. Within the Australian English dialect, there are three major subgroups:

  • Standard Australian English
  • Aboriginal English
  • Ethnocultural Australian English varieties

Accent is the term used to describe the kind of sound patterns people use when they speak. The term Australian English accent refers to sound patterns people use when speaking the Australian English dialect.

Voice Portrait

For some other interesting examples of the Australian English accent, visit:
in the past,
audio illustrations,
ethnocultural voices
or future directions.

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