Language in Canada

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John Edwards
Cambridge University Press, Jul 9, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 504 pages
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Provides an up-to-date account of the linguistic and cultural situation in Canada, primarily from a sociolinguistic perspective. The strong central theme connecting language with group and identity offers insights into the current linguistic and cultural tension in Canada. The book provides comprehensive accounts of the original charter languages, French and English, as well as the aboriginal and immigrant varieties which now contribute to the overall picture. It explains how they came into contact - and sometimes into conflict - and looks at the many ways in which they weave themselves through and around the Canadian social fabric. The public policy issues, particularly official bilingualism and educational policy and language, are also given extensive coverage. Non-specialists as well as linguists should find in this volume, a companion to Language in Australia, Language in the USA and Language in the British Isles a guide and reference to the linguistic heritage of Canada.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The foundations 13
13
The fading Canadian duality 36l
36
from the 1960s
61
Official multicullurallsm l84
84
bridging educational pollcy
102
history 125
125
current status 144
144
The teaching of international languages J293l
293
Language in Newfoundland 327
327
Language in Prince Edward Island 342
342
Language in Nova Scotia 355
355
Language in New Brunswick l373
373
Language in Ontario 400l
400
Language in Manitoba 415
415
unilingualism
443

Canadian varieties 160
160
French in Quebec l177l
177
French in New Brunswick 202
202
French outside New Brunswick and Quebec J226
249
English Quebec 273
273
Language in British Columbia l461l
461
Index of names 483
483
Index of subjects l496
496
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Senator John Edwards practiced law for twenty years, representing families and children hurt by the negligence of others. In 1998, he was elected U.S. Senator for North Carolina. He and his wife Elizabeth are the parents of four children; they live in Washington, D.C., and Raleigh, North Carolina.

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