Language in Canada by John EdwardsLanguage in Canada by John Edwards

Language in Canada

EditorJohn Edwards

Paperback | June 10, 2010

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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.
Title:Language in CanadaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:524 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 1.18 inShipping dimensions:9.02 × 5.98 × 1.18 inPublished:June 10, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521565286

ISBN - 13:9780521565288


Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The foundations; 2. The fading Canadian duality; 3. Official bilingualism: from the 1960s to the 1990s; 4. Official multiculturalism; 5. Language in education: bridging educational policy and social psychological research; 6. Aboriginal languages:history; 7. Aboriginal languages: current status; 8. French: Canadian varieties; 9. French in Quebec; 10. French in New Brunswick; 11. French outside New Brunswick and Quebec; 12. English: Canadian varieties; 13. English Quebec; 14. The teaching of international languages; 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 and heritage varieties; 21. Language in Ontario; 22. Language in Manitoba; 23. Language in Saskatchewan: Anglo-hegemony maintained; 24. Language in Alberta: unilingualism in practice; 25. Language in British Columbia; 26. Language in the Northwest Territories and the Yukon Territory.

Editorial Reviews

"...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