The English Language in Canada: Status, History, and Comparative Analysis

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The English Language in Canada: Status, History, and Comparative Analysis
Abstract
The author examines the current status, history and principal features of Canadian English, focusing on the 'standard' variety heard across the country today. The discussion of the status of Canadian English considers the number and distribution of its speakers, its relation to French and other Canadian languages and to American English, its status as the expressive medium of English Canadian culture and its treatment in previous research. The author reviews the language's history, concentrating on the historical roots and patterns of English-speaking settlement that established Canadian English and influenced its character in each region of Canada. Includes information of the use and evolution of English spoken in Quebec, including the socio- demolinguistic impacts of Quebec's language laws on the province's English-speaking population (pages 6-18).
Place
Cambridge, England
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Date
2010
Language
en
Citation
Boberg, Charles. The English Language in Canada: Status, History, and Comparative Analysis. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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