Dr Bruce Moore

Visiting Fellow (SLLL)
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Research interests

• Australian English

• History of the English Language

• Lexicography

• Old English

• Middle English


Dr Bruce Moore was Head of the Australian National Dictionary Centre from 1994 until his retirement. Before 1994, he taught Old and Middle English Language and Literature at Sydney University, Monash University, and the University of New South Wales.  His monographs include Speaking Our Language: The Story of Australian English (2008) and What's Their Story: A History of Australian Words (2010). He edited a number of dictionaries for Oxford University Press Australia, including the Australian Oxford Dictionary, the Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary, and the Australian Pocket Oxford Dictionary. His new edition of the Australian National Dictionary was published by Oxford University Press in 2016. His book Come in Spinner: A History of Two-up and Its Language was published by Australian Scholarly Publishing in 2022. His book The 1972 Parramatta Jail Glossary: An Edition with Commentary was published by Australian Dictionary Publications in 2023.

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