By Philip Bell, Roger Bell

ISBN-10: 0868407844

ISBN-13: 9780868407845

Americanization and Australia is a set of essays exploring the negotiation of impact and tool desirous about Americanization out of the country. delivering a various reaction through experts in different fields, this e-book is an research of id politics.

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D. Collins, Hollywood Down Under. Australians at the Movies 1896 to the Present Day, Angus & Robertson, North Ryde, NSW, 1987; D. Collins ‘The Movie Octopus’ in P. Spearritt and D. Walker (eds) Australian Popular Culture, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1979, pp. 102–20. J. J. Matthews, ‘Dancing Modernity’ in Barbara Caine & Rosemary Pringle (eds), Transitions: New Australian Feminisms, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1995, pp. 74–87. R. Waterhouse, Private Pleasures, Public Leisure. A History of Australian Popular Culture Since 1788, Longman, Melbourne, 1995.

Of shared formal terms 3 9 0 No. of shared major terms 236 624 73 No. of shared minor terms 73 136 23 270 630 64 393 26% 60% 6% 38% % of shared terms Total number of sense units1042 No. sense units containing common terms % sense units containing common terms Source: Data from the international English Reference Tool (IERT). Note: I would like to acknowledge the very substantial work of Adam Smith, my research assistant, on the International English Reference Tool. AUSTRALIAN ENGLISH 41 Let us revisit the original question as to why people complain about the Americanisation of Australian English so often on the basis of just one Americanism.

Our country has simply moved with the times, and if certain of our ideas run parallel to those of America, it shows that our thoughts are both progressive ... 14 Nonetheless, the benefit of the cultural and economic imperialism analysis is that it recognises the aggressive capitalist drive of American national interests in the early twentieth century. 17 There is archival evidence of American covert as well as overt practices to enhance American interests in Australia at the expense of local bodies.

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