From Plato to Aristotle—Investigating Early Australian English

  title={From Plato to Aristotle—Investigating Early Australian English},
  author={Clemens W. A. Fritz},
  journal={Australian Journal of Linguistics},
  pages={57 - 97}
  • C. Fritz
  • Published 1 April 2004
  • Linguistics
  • Australian Journal of Linguistics
This paper identifies five questions about the possible origins and development of early Australian English and reviews the ways in which scholars have answered these questions so far. But the paper also argues that there are as yet too few empirical studies of early Australian English. Plato's use of reason needs to be followed and complemented by Aristotle's empirical approach. Despite the doubts of some scholars, it is possible to look at early written sources. The paper describes a corpus… 

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