ERIC Number: ED056589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Speaking Canadian English: An Informal Account of the English Language in Canada.
Orkin, Mark M.
This book presents a discussion of various distinctive characteristics of English as spoken in Canada. The book begins with a discussion of general characteristics and a look at the origins of Canadian English. There is a discussion of Canadianisms, Americanisms, and Britishisms and a consideration of influencing languages--Indian and Eskimo, Gaelic, Newfoundland English, German, and Chinook jargon. Chapters of pronunciation, spelling, and syntax cover some structural details of the language. There is a discussion of names of places, persons, plants and animals, and folklore creatures and of slang. A chapter on the future of Canadian English concludes the book. A glossary of words and a bibliography are provided. (VM)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Descriptive Linguistics, Diachronic Linguistics, Dialects, English, Grammar, Language Acquisition, Language Typology, Literature, Morphology (Languages), North American English, Pronunciation, Spelling, Syntax, Vocabulary
David McKay Company, Inc., 750 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017 ($7.95)
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