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Title: The English Language in Canada
Subtitle: Status, History and Comparative Analysis
Series Title: Studies in English Language
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Charles Boberg
Electronic: ISBN: 9780511784620 Pages: 290 Price: U.S. $ 88.00 Comment: Adobe eBook Reader
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The English Language in Canada 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 review of its history concentrates on the historical roots and patterns of English-speaking settlement that established Canadian English and influenced its character in each region of Canada. The analysis of its principal features compares the vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar of Canadian English to standard British and American English. Subsequent chapters examine variation and change in the vocabulary and pronunciation of Canadian English, while a final chapter briefly considers the future of Canadian English.