1st Edition

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

ISBN 9781138910430
Published February 2, 2017 by Routledge
290 Pages

USD $52.95

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Book Description

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.

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;  Index

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