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  Canadian English
Canadian Raising was first brought to the attention of linguists by Joos (1942).
A notable aspect of Canadian pre-rhotic vowels is their resistance to the emergent pattern in American English of substituting [a] for [o] before inter-vocalic [r].
The reason for this property of Canadian English is a matter of conjecture; Boberg does not speculate as to its source.
www.ic.arizona.edu /~lsp/Canadian/canphon3.html   (1557 words)

  
  Spelling and Pronunciation in Canadian English
Canadian English does not suffer from any lack of prestige, especially since over half of all Canadians claim it as their mother tongue.
Canadian English speakers have adopted all of the words, spellings, and pronunciations of the British and American immigrants and incorporated them into the vernacular.
Canadians are so obliging that they will allow in useful new words rather than try to keep their language (what some might see as) “pure”.
www.unh.edu /linguistics/courses/790CS/final.papers/spelling.htm   (4591 words)

  
  Canadian English definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
Canadian English is the variety of English as it is used in the federation of Canada, which is geographically the largest English-speaking country in the world.
Canadian English has coexisted for about 230 years with Canadian French, which predates it by a century, as the French were Canada's first main European settlers.
English and French are co-official languages in a nation whose linguistic mosaic includes indigenous languages (including Cree, Inuktitut, Iroquois, and Ojibwa) and immigrant languages (including Cantonese, Italian, and Ukrainian).
encarta.msn.com /dictionary_1861670019/Canadian_English.html   (265 words)

  
  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Canadian English
Canadian English is the form of English used in Canada.
A plausible contemporary reference for formal Canadian spelling is the spelling used for Hansard's transcripts of the Canadian Parliament.
That is, the first part of the diphthong in both words in American English is ahh as in father; the first part of the diphthong in writer in Canadian English is uhh as in cut, a higher vowel than the American usage.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/ca/Canadian_English   (672 words)

  
 English School Canada, Study English in Canada, English Course in Canada, English Schools in Canada, Canadian College ...
English School Canada, Study English in Canada, English Course in Canada, English Schools in Canada, Canadian College of English Language, CCEL.
A combination of small group English lessons, private one to one tutoring, individualized computer assisted learning, and a choice of specialized electives, internships, or use of executive services.
Private lessons with Canadian College qualified instructors are a fast, and effective way for students to improve their English abilities.
www.canada-english.com   (762 words)

  
 Canadian English
Canadian English, for all its speakers, is an under-described variety of English.
In fact, Lilles (2000) goes so far as to claim that there is no such thing as a distinct Canadian English, and argues that the notion of Canadian English is a myth, fabricated to reinforce a fragile Canadian identity.
As evidence, he cites the lack of phonological and orthographic standardization for Canadian English, the paucity of distinct Canadian vocabulary, and the appearance of regionalisms associated with various parts of the United States.
www.ic.arizona.edu /~lsp/CanadianEnglish.html   (413 words)

  
 Canadian English.org
This website has been developed in conjunction with the first conference for linguistic research into Canadian English, Canadian English in the Global Context, January 28-30 2005.
Both the conference and the website are a reflection of the huge growth in the quantity and quality of research into Canadian English over the past 25 years.
Our goal is to provide information that will be of assistance to both students and professionals involved in research in Canadian English.
www.canadianenglish.org   (121 words)

  
 ASA 149th Meeting Lay Language Papers - Visualizing the Canadian English Vowels
Canadians are well known to have different vowel sounds in 'lout' and 'loud', where in other dialects these sounds are usually the same.
Canadian Raising is thought to affect vowels that move from low-to-high in the vowel space.
Thus I describe 'Canadian Raising' not as something specific to /ai/ and /au/, but general to this class of 'moving vowels', and not as 'raising' in the space but 'advancement along the path of the movement'.
www.aip.org /149th/hagiwara.html   (971 words)

  
 CANADIAN ENGLISH - Encyclopedia.com
Canadian Standard English (CSE), the English spoken in cities from Ontario to British Columbia by the middle and upper classes, is remarkably homogeneous, but the nonstandard language varies, depending on which groups originally settled an area.
English Canadians have developed the vocabulary they have needed in their special environment by borrowing from indigenous languages and from French, by extending and adapting traditional English words, and by coining new words, in addition to which, CanE vocabulary has been affected by institutional bilingualism:1.
In addition, the delicate relationship between English and French allows for originality: for example, the visual form of the name of the airline called Canadian in English and Canadien in French, in which the variable vowel is replaced by the company logo, a red arrow.3.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1O29-CANADIANENGLISH.html   (3450 words)

  
 AskOxford: Types of World English
Canadian English is subject to the conflicting influences of British and American English.
English is the first language of only about 10 per cent of the population, but the second language of many others.
The role of English within the complex multilingual society of India is far from straightforward: together with Hindi it is used across the country, but it can also be a speaker's first, second, or third language, and its features may depend heavily on their ethnicity and caste.
www.askoxford.com /globalenglish/types/?view=uk   (659 words)

  
 Canadian English at AllExperts
Canadian English (CaE) is a variety of English used in Canada.
Many terms in standard Canadian English are however shared with Britain, but not with the majority of American speakers; in some cases the British and the American term coexist, while in others Canadians use words that are not or not commonly found elsewhere.
British Columbia English has several words still in current use which are loanwords from the Chinook Jargon, which was widely spoken throughout the province by all ethnicities well into the middle of the 20th century.
en.allexperts.com /e/c/ca/canadian_english.htm   (3823 words)

  
 OUP Canada: Why do I need a Canadian dictionary?
Canadians need a dictionary that defines the words used by Canadians and also records how Canadians (not the Americans or the British) pronounce and spell words.
A Canadian dictionary gives you more than other dictionaries, combining in one reference book information on English as it is used worldwide and as it is used particularly in Canada.
Definitions should be presented in an order that reflects their importance to Canadians; when Canadians see the abbreviation AB, the first thing they think of is "Alberta", not "able seaman".
www.oup.com /ca/genref/dictionaries/why   (645 words)

  
 CBC News Indepth: Canadian Cinema
Generally, the Canadian English language film is in a bind, often left looking like an awkward teenager compared to its overexposed and deep-pocketed neighbour to the south or its quirky but popular French-speaking cousin.
English language features endure a seemingly insurmountable range of problems: a market oversaturated with Hollywood fare, distribution issues and a negative preconceived idea of what is a Canadian film.
The handful of talented filmmakers who have become internationally synonymous with English Canadian cinema have largely been more independent-minded and of the "auteur" school of moviemaking, leading many Canadians to believe homegrown flicks must be heavy, intellectual and generally inaccessible.
www.cbc.ca /arts/features/cdncinema   (2245 words)

  
 OUP Canada: Meet our Canadian Lexicographers
I remember thinking at that age that I would like to write a dictionary but I didn't think that was something people actually did as a career." It was also at that age that she wrote a story with as many words starting with the letter P as possible.
Since the publication of The Canadian Oxford Spelling Dictionary, he has worked on The Canadian Oxford High School Dictionary, and is currently in the process of editing The Canadian Oxford Paperback Thesaurus for publication in 2003.
She worked several years as a copywriter for advertising and marketing companies during that time, and she became fascinated by how the change of a simple preposition in a line of advertising copy could spark serious, and often passionate, debates in the boardroom.
www.oup.com /ca/genref/dictionaries/canadian   (1309 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Canadian Oxford Dictionary: Books: Katherine Barber   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Canadian A to Z of Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation by Katherine Barber
The Canadian Oxford Dictionary has been the standard reference work on English as it is spoken and written in Canada since it was first published in 1998.
The Canadian Oxford Dictionary was written by five Canadian lexicographers and originally published in June 1998.
www.amazon.ca /Canadian-Oxford-Dictionary-Katherine-Barber/dp/0195418166   (1072 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Canadian Oxford Dictionary: Books: Katherine Barber   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This is a well-researched, comprehensive study of Canadian English incorporating words and terminology from Canada's diverse ethnic cultures and its every region.
The work is the result of more than five years of research, using well-known Canadian lexicographers as well as experts in ethnic languages and their idiomatic use in Canadian English.
The Oxford Canadian English dictionary is a must for all exchange students spending some time in beautiful Canada, and for everyone who wants to have a handy reference book and dictionary at home.
www.amazon.com /Canadian-Oxford-Dictionary-Katherine-Barber/dp/0195417313   (1975 words)

  
 Article for translators: Canadian English
Canadian English is spoken as a first or second language by over 25 million people.
Most of the Canadians who speak French live in the province of Quebec although forty percent of the population of the province of New Brunswick is also francophone.
The official Canadian spelling is that used in the Hansard transcripts of the Parliament of Canada.
www.translationdirectory.com /article1051.htm   (1259 words)

  
 Canadians and their English
The Western and Central Canadian English dialect does have several differences from conservative General American, although many dialects in the US have some or all of the same features that are found in Western/Central Canadian English.
Western/Central Canadian English is actually closer to General American than most dialects spoken in the US are, due to recent vowel shifts.
In General American English, the vowel "o" is sometimes pronounced as the vowel "a"--as in "father"--before the consonant "r." In GAE (General American English), "sorry" is pronounced sar-ee, "borrow" is pronounced bar-row, and “sor-row” is pronounced sar-row.
www.englishforums.com /English/CanadiansAndTheirEnglish/dkqmv/Post.htm   (965 words)

  
 Boracay English Program
The Boracay English Language Institute is proud to offer the highest quality English language programs in these magnificent surroundings.
To be successful in the English education industry, one must truly believe in, and always apply, the fundamental meaning of education.
Boracay English Language Institute has a management team that has experience in a wide variety of educational industries and has been specially trained in ESL education.
complimentaryenglish.com /boracay.htm   (406 words)

  
 Canadian English
Canadian spelling is with a C, although this is fading with time.
Chesterfield vs. couch: Canadians may sit on either, depending on where you are in the country and how old you are.
Canadians also tend to pronounce cot the same as caught and collar the same as caller.
www.cornerstoneword.com /misc/cdneng/cdneng.htm   (3059 words)

  
 Spell Check Anywhere (Canadian English):  Spell Check In Any Windows Program
Canadian English (spell check) (CaE) is a variety of English (spell check) used in Canada.
Canadian English (spell check) spelling can be described as a mixture of American English (spell check), British English (spell check), Quebec French, and unique Canadianisms.
Canadian vocabulary is similar to American English (spell check), yet with key differences and local variations.
www.spellcheckanywhere.com /home/langauge/canadian_english.asp   (257 words)

  
 International Englishes
"Canadian English." The Oxford Companion to the English Language.
Orkin, Mark M. Speaking Canadian English: An Informal Account of the English Language in Canada.
Warkentyne, H.J. "Contemporary Canadian English: A Report on the Survey of Canadian English." American Speech 46(1971): 193-99.
www.wright.edu /~martin.kich/IntEng/Canada.htm   (392 words)

  
 Amazon.com: "Canadian English": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This step was motivated by the fact that from a linguistic point of view, the evolution of Canadian English is of equal interest to the study of English in the U.S. It is also clear that the influence of...
Canadian English has been colonized by American English, especially in the mass media, and the French-speaking third of the community, living mainly...
Canadian English Keyboards & Stickers -- We sell Canadian computer keyboards and keytop stickers as well as many other languages.
www.amazon.com /phrase/Canadian-English   (641 words)

  
 Thomson Nelson - Canadian Writer's Pocket Guide, Second Edition
A good way to improve your spelling is to master six to eight of the most basic rules governing the spelling of English words.
The Canadian spelling of "pediatric" is the same as the American spelling.
Canadian spelling always follows the British example; that's why it occasionally differs from American spelling.
www.canadianwriterspocketguide2e.nelson.com /SectionW/quiz_w.html   (618 words)

  
 Canadian - Definitions from Dictionary.com
Originally inhabited by various Native American peoples, mainland Canada was explored by the English and the French beginning in the late 15th century.
The French established the first permanent settlement at Port Royal (now Annapolis Royal) in 1605 but gradually lost control of eastern Canada, which was ceded to England in 1763 after the Seven Years' War.
Eventually, as the territory increased in size and the present arrangement of the provinces developed, Canada applied to all the land north of the United States and east of Alaska.
dictionary.reference.com /browse/Canadian   (419 words)

  
 CANADIAN NATIVE NATIONS -- Treaties Mapindex
Approximately 80 treaties with Native Nations had been signed by the English prior to passage of the North America Act, all of them are valid and to be honored in law through this Act.
Patriation of the Canadian Constitution, and the separation of Quebec, thus destroys the entire legal underpinnings -- this 200 years of Crown authority and documents -- of Native lands and sovereignty and consequently has been opposed by most First Nations.
The Akwesasne Mohawk reservation is divided in two by the border, part of it under Canadian, part U.S. administration, with the name of St. Regis given the U.S. side in New York State, and Mohawks of Akwesasne at Cornwall -- Cornwall Island is divided by the border -- the Canadian side.
www.kstrom.net /isk/maps/cantreat.html   (2058 words)

  
 Search Results for "English-Canadian"
The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes.
Of a similar type were two books written by Susanna Moodie, Roughing it in the Bush; or Life in Canada (1852), and Life...
In 1905, a reasonably full collection of her poems was published with an introductory notice by a fellow poet, Ethelwyn Wetherald....
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