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Language in Canada - John Edwards

Language in Canada

By: John Edwards (Editor)

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Published: 28th July 1998
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Canada is a country in which many languages intertwine. French and English are the original "charter" languages, but there is also a large number of aboriginal and immigrant varieties that contribute to the overall picture. This book provides a comprehensive look at all these languages, at how they came into contact--and sometimes conflict--and at the many ways in which they weave themselves through and around the Canadian social fabric. The broader issues of public policy, particularly educational policy and language are also given comprehensive coverage.

"...an exceptionally well-detailed and well-documented overview of language issues in Canada...informative and interesting to read...accurate, honest, and immensely sensitive to the day-to-day Canadian situation. As a result, it is a wonderful compendium for national and international scholars, students, or even laypeople interested in the subject." Anthropological Linguistics "This is a magnificent book. It will become a prominent item for anyone dealing with language in Canada." John D. Vries, CJS Online "...this is a book full of fascinating information..." Monica Heller, Language in Society "...this book nevertheless evinces a remarkable commonness of purpose and execution...[Edwards] has succeeded in putting together a work of significant value and interest." Canadian Journal of Linguistics

Introduction
The foundations
The fading Canadian duality
Official bilingualism: from the 1960s to the 1990s
Official multiculturalism
Language in education: bridging educational policy and social psychological research
Aboriginal languages:history
Aboriginal languages: current status
French: Canadian varieties
French in Quebec
French in New Brunswick
French outside New Brunswick and Quebec
English: Canadian varieties
English Quebec
The teaching of international languages
French immersion in Canada
Language in Newfoundland
Language in Prince Edward Island
Language in Nova Scotia
Language in New Brunswick
Language in Quebec: Aboriginal and heritage varieties
Language in Ontario
Language in Manitoba
Language in Saskatchewan: Anglo-hegemony maintained
Language in Alberta: unilingualism in practice
Language in British Columbia
Language in the Northwest Territories and the Yukon Territory
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ISBN: 9780521563284
ISBN-10: 0521563283
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 524
Published: 28th July 1998
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.95