Speaking Canadian English

Speaking Canadian English : An Informal Account of the English Language in Canada

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What do English-speaking Canadians sound like and why? Can you tell the difference between a Canadian and an American? A Canadian and an Englishman? If so, how? Linguistically speaking is Canada a colony of Britain or a satellite of the United States? Is there a Canadian language? Speaking Canadian English, first published in 1971, in a non-technical way, describes English as it is spoken in Canada - its vocabulary, pronunciation, syntax, grammar, spelling, slang. This title comments on the history of Canadian English - how it came to sound the way it does - and attempts to predict what will happen to it in the future. This book will be of interest to students of linguistics.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 290 pages
  • 156 x 234mm | 582g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138910422
  • 9781138910423

About Mark M. Orkin

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Table of contents

Preface; List of Abbreviations; 1. Introduction 2. Hallmarks 3. The Origins of Canadian English 4. Its Ingredients 5. Pronunciation 6. Spelling and Syntax 7. Its Names 8. Slang 9. The Future of Canadian English; List of Words and Phrases; Bibliography; Indexshow more

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