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Books: Sociolinguistics: Edwards (Ed)

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Language in Canada: Edwards (Ed)

Message 1: Language in Canada: Edwards (Ed)
Date: 11-Aug-2010
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Subject: Language in Canada: Edwards (Ed)
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Title: Language in Canada Published: 2010 Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Editor: John Edwards Hardback: ISBN: 9780521563284 Pages: 524 Price: U.K. £ 100.00 Comment: published in 1998
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521565288 Pages: 524 Price: U.K. £ 35.00

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Language in Canada provides an up-to-date account of the linguistic andcultural situation in Canada, primarily from a sociolinguistic perspective. Thestrong central theme connecting language with group and identity will offerinsights into the current linguistic and cultural tension in Canada. The bookprovides comprehensive accounts of the original 'charter' languages, Frenchand English, as well as the aboriginal and immigrant varieties which nowcontribute to the overall picture. It explains how they came into contact - andsometimes into conflict - and looks at the many ways in which they weavethemselves through and around the Canadian social fabric. The public policyissues, particularly official bilingualism and educational policy and language,are also given extensive coverage. Non-specialists as well as linguists willfind in this volume, a companion to Language in Australia, Language in theUSA and Language in the British Isles, an indispensable guide and referenceto the linguistic heritage of Canada.

- Up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the Canadian linguistic andcultural scene- Stresses the links between languages and other important aspects of sociallife- Broad and prestigious group of authors


Introduction; 1. The foundations; 2. The fading Canadian duality; 3. Officialbilingualism: from the 1960s to the 1990s; 4. Official multiculturalism; 5.Language in education: bridging educational policy and social psychologicalresearch; 6. Aboriginal languages:history; 7. Aboriginal languages: currentstatus; 8. French: Canadian varieties; 9. French in Quebec; 10. French inNew Brunswick; 11. French outside New Brunswick and Quebec; 12. English:Canadian varieties; 13. English Quebec; 14. The teaching of internationallanguages; 15. French immersion in Canada; 16. Language in Newfoundland;17. Language in Prince Edward Island; 18. Language in Nova Scotia; 19.Language in New Brunswick; 20. Language in Quebec: Aboriginal andheritage varieties; 21. Language in Ontario; 22. Language in Manitoba; 23.Language in Saskatchewan: Anglo-hegemony maintained; 24. Language inAlberta: unilingualism in practice; 25. Language in British Columbia; 26.Language in the Northwest Territories and the Yukon Territory.


Réal Allard, Philippe Barbaud, John Berry, Gary Caldwell, CharlesCastonguay, Jack Chambers, Sandra Clarke, Richard Clément, Eung-DoCook, Ron Cosper, Jim Cummins, Wilfrid Denis, Lynn Drapeau, Leo Driedger,John Edwards, James Frideres, Fred Genesee, Josiane Hamers, BettyHarnum, Kirsten Hummel, Ruth King, Rodrique Landry, Robert Leavitt,William Mackey, Kenneth McRae, Raymond Mougeon, Kim Noels, RobertPapen, Terry Pratt, Gunter Schaarschmidt

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): French (fra)
Written In: English (eng )

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