Strathy Occasional Papers on Canadian English

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Strathy Occasional Papers on Canadian English is a series of scholarly works on Canadian English, including conference proceedings; research surveys of the English in Quebec, Ottawa and Vancouver; and an introductory reader.


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    Canadian English: A Linguistic Reader
    (2010) Gold, Elaine; McAlpine, Janice
    Topics covered in this reader include Canadian "demolinguistics" and dialect formation, the name "Canada", English vocabulary peculiar to Canada, the sounds of Canadian English (Canadian accents), "eh?" in Canadian English, Irish influences in Newfoundland and Ontario, the Black Loyalists of Nova Scotia and the speech of their descendants, regional differences in the English of Quebec and Newfoundland, the "Babel" of western Canada (Prince Rupert's Land) in the 18th and 19th centuries, and contemporary First Nations dialects of English.
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    The Survey of Vancouver English: A Sociolinguistic Study of Urban Canadian English
    (2004) Gregg, R.J.
    This volume serves as an introduction to one of the most extensive sociolinguistic studies ever undertaken in the English-speaking world. It is also a tribute to the enormous energy and learning of the late Robert J. Gregg (Linguistics Department, University of British Columbia), who directed this project. Includes articles by M.M. Murdoch, L. Rodman, E. Hasebe-Ludt, D.J. Richards, G. Dodds de Wolf, and J. Esling.
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    The Ottawa Survey of Canadian English
    (1999) Woods, Howard
    This survey offers a quantitative documentation of general Canadian usage. Interviews with Canadian-born anglophone citizens of Ottawa were used to extrapolate a phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic, and lexical profile of Canadian English. Highlights of the analysis include support of Woods' hypotheses of phonological/stylistic and phonological/socio-economic co-variation. In other words, phonological features varied directly with the level of formality of the speech task and with socio-economic class.
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    The English Language as Used in Quebec, A Survey
    (1989) McArthur, Tom
    When Tom McArthur, a Scottish linguist and educator, became Associate Professor of English at the Université du Québec, he was quite surprised to discover the extent to which the English of bilingual anglophones in Quebec was influenced by French. In this pioneering study of Quebec English, McArthur records many of its lexical peculiarities and surveys the attitudes of respondents toward gallicisms in their speech.
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    In Search of the Standard in Canadian English
    (1986) Lougheed, W.C.
    This volume contains proceedings of a 1985 conference at Queen's University that gathered a diverse group of professionals working with language (linguists, lexicographers, teachers, journalists, and editors) to discuss their understanding of and guidelines for standard English usage in Canada.