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Speaking Canadian English: An Informal Account of the English Language in Canada (Routledge Library Edition: The English Language)

Speaking Canadian English: An Informal Account of the English Language in Canada (Routledge Library Edition: The English Language)

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  • ISBN-13: 9781138910423
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Release Date: Jun 24, 2015
  • Pages: 290 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 inches

Overview

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.


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