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