Antarctic Dictionary launch

Bernadette Hince at the launch of 'The Antarctic Dictionary' at the Australian Antarctic Division in December 2000
Bernadette Hince at the launch of 'The Antarctic Dictionary' at the Australian Antarctic Division in December 2000 (Photo: Glenn Jacobson)

The Antarctic Dictionary, a unique work on the English language spoken by 'Antarcticans', was published in December 2000. Compiled by Canberra-based scholar Ms Bernadette Hince, the book covers the English spoken by Australians, New Zealanders, US, British (including Falkland Islanders) and others throughout Antarctic and subantarctic regions.

It took Ms Hince 11 years to compile the 500-page dictionary, and involved extensive research in all the countries concerned, including visits to Antarctica and the subantarctic islands.

The Antarctic Dictionary is published by CSIRO Publishing of Melbourne, in association with the Museum of Victoria.