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ERIC Number: ED056589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 276
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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)
David McKay Company, Inc., 750 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017 ($7.95)
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Identifiers - Location: Canada