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Kathryn "Kate" Burridge, FAHA, is a prominent Australian linguist specialising in the Germanic languages. Burridge currently occupies the Chair of Linguistics in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University.
Burridge's work has mainly focused on Pennsylvania German-speaking communities in Canada, grammatical change in Germanic languages, the nature of euphemism and dysphemism, linguistic taboo, and on English grammatical structure in general. She is currently co-editor of the Australian Journal of Linguistics.
Burridge is a regular presenter of language segments on ABC Radio. She appeared weekly as a panellist on ABC TV's Can We Help?, and has also appeared on The Einstein Factor.
- "A Localized Study of Pennsylvania German Dialect in Waterloo County, Ontario" (1989, The Pennsylvania Folklore Society of Ontario).
- "Euphemism and Dysphemism: Language Used as Shield and Weapon" (1991, Oxford University Press) - co-authored with Keith Allan.
- "Diachronic Studies on the Languages of the Anabaptists" (1992, Universittsverlag Brockmeyer) - co-edited with Werner Enninger.
- "Syntactic Change in Germanic" (1993, John Benjamins).
- "Canada - Australia: Towards a Centenary of Partnership" (1997, Carlton Uni Press) - co-edited with Lois Foster and Gerry Turcotte.
- "English in Australia and New Zealand - An Introduction to its Structure, History and Use" (1998, Oxford University Press) - co-authored with Jean Mulder.
- "Introducing English Grammar" (2000, Edward Arnold) - co-authored with Kersti Brjars.
- "Blooming English: Observations on the roots, cultivation and hybrids of the English Language" (2004, Cambridge University Press; published 2002 by ABC Books).
- "Weeds in the Garden of Words: further observations on the tangled history of the English language" (2005, Cambridge University Press; published 2004 by ABC Books).
- "Forbidden Words: Taboo and the Censoring of Language" (2006, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) - co-authored with Keith Allan.