Radical Jack and the Loan Words: A Lexicological Approach to Canadian Periodicity

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Title
Radical Jack and the Loan Words: A Lexicological Approach to Canadian Periodicity
Abstract
A study of the nineteenth century use of "loan words", non-English words adopted by English Canadians. The author investigates 458 loan words from this period, finding that almost one-half were borrowed from the French language and many coming into Canadian English use at the beginning of the century. However, after the publication of the Durham Report (1839) by John "Radical Jack" Lambton, the Earl of Durham (1792-1840), which advocated the cultural assimilation of French Lower Canada by the English, the appropriation of French loan words by English Canadians ceases.
Publication
British Journal of Canadian Studies
Volume
Vol. 12
Issue
no. 2
Pages
227-238
Date
1997
Language
en
Citation
Van Male, Thora. “Radical Jack and the Loan Words: A Lexicological Approach to Canadian Periodicity.” British Journal of Canadian Studies Vol. 12, no. 2 (1997): 227–238.
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