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Patterson, William T. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
Discusses three major genealogical classes of words in modern French including words inherited from Latin, words borrowed from other languages, and words created by various formative processes, as part of investigation to establish lexical structure of modern French in terms of the relationships which exist between certain fundamental properties…
Descriptors: Etymology, French, Latin, Lexicology
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Landry, Rodrique; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1991
Examines the relative contributions of the school and the family to the bilingual development of francophone minority group students in western Canada. The implications for the survival of the French language in western Canada are discussed. (74 references) (GLR)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Family Influence, Foreign Countries, French
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Senior, Nancy; Longpre, Bernadette – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1987
A linguistic survey indicates that despite variations by region and social group, the French spoken by Saskatchewan francophones preserves traces of the history of the language, including anglicisms and older French expressions not much in use today. (MSE)
Descriptors: Diachronic Linguistics, Dialects, Foreign Countries, French
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Mills, Geoff; MacNamee, Terence – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1987
The components of British Columbia's new curriculum for secondary level Asian language programs, which are designed around communicative acts rather than grammar, are described and the implications for material development, evaluation, methodology, and teacher education are discussed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Curriculum Design
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Heffernan, Peter J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1991
Discusses teacher shortages in French language instruction areas in Canada, both core and immersion; the rationalization of programs; staffing and financial support among Alberta's tertiary education; language teacher preparation; and continuing professional development. Suggestions are made as to how a smaller university can better fulfill its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, French, Higher Education, Immersion Programs