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Language in Canada - John Edwards

Language in Canada

By: John Edwards (Editor)

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Published: 10th June 2010
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Language in Canada 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 will offer 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 will find in this volume, a companion to Language in Australia, Language in the USA and Language in the British Isles, an indispensable guide and reference to the linguistic heritage of Canada.

"...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
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521565288
ISBN-10: 0521565286
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 524
Published: 10th June 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.76