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

1st Edition

Mark M. Orkin

Routledge
Published February 2, 2017
Reference - 276 Pages
ISBN 9781138910430 - CAT# Y186312
Series: Routledge Library Editions: The English Language

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Summary

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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