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Ramson, W. S. (William Stanley) 1933-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 181 publications in 3 languages and 3,006 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Fiction  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Adapter
Classifications: PE3601, 423
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Most widely held works about W. S Ramson
 
Most widely held works by W. S Ramson
The Australian national dictionary : a dictionary of Australianisms on historical principles by W. S Ramson( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dictionary consists of approximately 6,000 main entries. Many of these have subdivisions, especially those forming simple combinations and collocations (which do not require definition) and special combinations and collocations (which do require definition) so that the total number of entries is actually much larger. By far the most common method of expanding the Australian vocabulary has been by the formation of compounds and two-word combinations and collocations and it has seemed both helpful and economical to follow the Oxford practice of grouping combinations and collocations under main entries, except in such cases as the elements have coalesced to form a single, unhyphenated, word or where the combination or collocation requires fuller treatment
Australian English; an historical study of the vocabulary, 1788-1898 by W. S Ramson( Book )

21 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the character of the vocabulary 19th century settlers brought to Australia, and the history of the words they borrowed or adapted to meet their new environment
Australian Aboriginal words in English : their origin and meaning by Robert M. W Dixon( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indexed lists of borrowings into English from many languages; loan-words and etymologies
English transported : essays on Australasian English by W. S Ramson( Book )

17 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays on Australasian English deals with various aspects of the language as it is spoken in the areas of Australian, New Zealand, and Papua-New Guinea. Although the bulk of the essays are concerned with Australian and New Zealand English, the editor expresses the hope that the integrated study of these two major dialects will help to stimulate investigation of other forms of English spoken in the area. The following essays are included: A.G. Mitchell, "The Australian Accent"; A. Delbridge, "The Recent Study of Spoken Australian English"; W.S. Ramson, "Nineteenth-Century Australian English"; J.S. Gunn, "Twentieth-Century Australian Idiom"; J.A.W. Bennett, "English as It Is Spoken in New Zealand"; G.W. Turner, "New Zealand English Today"; Don Laycock," Pidgin English in New Guinea"; Michael G. Clyne, "Migrant English in Australia"; T.E. Dutton, "Informal English in the Torres Straits"; E.H. Flint, "a Comparison of Spoken and Written English: Towards an Integrated Method of Linguistic Description"; G.K.W. Johnston, "The Language of Australian Literature"; Susan Kaldor, "Asian Students and Australian English." A 263 entry bibliography of Australian English completes the volume. (Fwb)
The Australian experience : critical essays on Australian novels by W. S Ramson( Book )

14 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcus Clarke - Rolf Boldrewood - Norman Lindsay - Christina Stead - Martin Boyd - Randolph Stow - Patrick White - Thomas Keneally - Henry Handel Richardson
The Australian concise Oxford dictionary( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry of the Stewart court by Joan Hughes( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emigrant family, or, The story of an Australian settler by Alexander Harris( Book )

9 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lexical images : the story of the Australian national dictionary by W. S Ramson( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lexical Images tells the story of the compilation of The Australian National Dictionary, the first historical dictionary of Australianisms. It brings to life different aspects of Australia's history by discussing words included in the dictionary, and shows how these words have become part of a distinctively Australian branch of English." --Book Jacket
W.H. Downing's Digger dialects by W. H Downing( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian English by W. S Ramson( Book )

18 editions published between 1963 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chambers English dictionary by C. M Schwarz( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The currency of aboriginal words in Australian English by W. S Ramson( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collins English dictionary by G. A Wilkes( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 21st Century Edition of the Collins English Dictionary provides the most comprehensive, wide-ranging, and up-to-date coverage of today's English, including thousands of essential encyclopedic facts. It shows language in a way that makes it clear and relevant to today's users: modern meanings first; clearly expressed, detailed definitions; over 18,500 encyclopedic entries, including people, places, institutions, and concepts; special interest subjects such as science, computing, business, arts, and sport; World English extensively covered; thousands of new words and meanings; full etymologies, which cite the century of the first known occurrence of the word in English; hundreds of helpful usage notes; and pronunciations adapted from the International Phonetic Alphabet."--Jacket
The Australian national directory : a dictionary of Australianisms on historical principles( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Handy Macquarie dictionary( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Australian concise Oxford dictionary of current English by W. S Ramson( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian English, <by> W.S. Ramson : the literary career of J.F. Mortlock, <by> G.A. Wilkes by W. S Ramson( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Australian national dictionary : Australian words and their origins by W. S Ramson( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salto nel vuoto by Frank Herbert( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Australian national dictionary : a dictionary of Australianisms on historical principles The Australian national directory : a dictionary of Australianisms on historical principles
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Australian Aboriginal words in English : their origin and meaningLexical images : the story of the Australian national dictionaryChambers English dictionaryThe Australian national directory : a dictionary of Australianisms on historical principles
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Bill Ramson New Zealand-born Australian literary scholar and dictionary editor

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