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Title Focus on Canada / edited by Sandra Clarke.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1993.

Series Varieties of English around the world. General series, 0172-7362 ; v. 11
Varieties of English around the world. General series ; v. 11. 0172-7362
Subject English language -- Variation -- Canada.
English language -- Social aspects -- Canada.
Alt Name Clarke, Sandra.
Series Varieties of English around the world. General series, 0172-7362 ; v. 11
Varieties of English around the world. General series ; v. 11. 0172-7362
Subject English language -- Variation -- Canada.
English language -- Social aspects -- Canada.
Alt Name Clarke, Sandra.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 302 pages) : illustrations, maps.
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Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents "Lawless and vulgar innovations" : Victorian views of Canadian English / J.K. Chambers -- Canadian English lexicography / Robert J. Gregg -- The hobgoblin of Canadian English spelling / T.K. Pratt -- The planting of Anglo-Irish in Newfoundland / William J. Kirwin -- The Americanization of Canadian pronunciation : a survey of palatal glide usage / Sandra Clarke -- African American English in the diaspora : evidence from old-line Nova Scotians / Shana Poplack, Sali Tagliamonte -- A synchronic study of English spoken in Ottawa : is Canadian English becoming more American? / Howard B. Woods -- Linguistic symmetries, asymmetries, and border effects within a Canadian/American sample / Christine Zeller -- A sociolinguistic analysis of Canadian English in Saskatchewan : a look at urban versus rural speakers / Judith A. Nylvek -- Retracting of /ae/ in Vancouver English / John H. Esling, Henry J. Warkentyne -- Comparative sociolinguistics of (aw)-fronting / Henrietta Hung, John Davison, J.K. Chambers -- Local patterns and markers of speech in Vancouver English / Gaelan Dodds de Wolf.
Summary Although varieties of North American English have come in for a good deal of linguistic scrutiny in recent years, the vast majority of published works have dealt with American rather than Canadian English. This volume constitutes a welcome addition to our linguistic knowledge of English-speaking Canada. While the focus of the volume is primarily synchronic, several of the dozen papers it contains offer a diachronic perspective on Canadian English.
Topics range from general issues in Canadian lexicography and orthography to sociolinguistic studies of varieties of English spoken in all major geographical areas of the country: Atlantic Canada, Ontario, Quebec and the West. A theme common to many of the articles is the relationship of Canadian English to American varieties to the south.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789027276810 (electronic bk.)
9027276811 (electronic bk.)
1556194420
9781556194429
9027248699
9789027248695
OCLC # 774384425
Additional Format Print version: Focus on Canada. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1993 1556194420 (DLC) 93031907 (OCoLC)28708983


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