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  • Canadian English: A Linguistic Reader 

    Gold, Elaine; McAlpine, Janice (2010)
    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, ...
  • The Survey of Vancouver English: A Sociolinguistic Study of Urban Canadian English 

    Gregg, R.J. (2004)
    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 ...
  • The Ottawa Survey of Canadian English 

    Woods, Howard (1999)
    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 ...
  • The English Language as Used in Quebec, A Survey 

    McArthur, Tom (1989)
    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 ...
  • In Search of the Standard in Canadian English 

    Lougheed, W.C. (1986)
    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 ...
  • Discerning the sub-phonemic identity of pre-nasal /æ/ in British Columbia English 

    Mellesmoen, Gloria (2016-09-13)
    There are two features of /æ/ in British Columbia (BC) English that are widely attested in the literature: it is undergoing retraction and lowering and it is sensitive to the influence of certain following consonants. The ...
  • "Would you like fries with thaaaat?" Investigating vocal fry in young, female Canadian English speakers 

    Goodine, Abbey; Johns, Alison (2014-09-04)
    The vocal fry register has previously been detected in the voices of young women. The purpose of this study is to determine the extent to which vocal fry is present among young female Canadian English speakers and to ...
  • Testing Canada’s ‘honour’: Does orthography index ideology? 

    Grue, Dustin (2014-03-10)
    Recent studies in orthographic variation have assumed identity-driven motivations for spelling choice (Lipski 1975, Schieffelin & Doucet 1994, Sebba 2000), linking this motivation to national ideological positions. In the ...
  • Didja know? A comparative study of affrication across word boundaries in Canadian and American English 

    Little, Carol; Knowles, Thea (2013-12-12)
    The present study investigates affrication across word boundaries as an allophonic process that distinguishes Canadian English (CE) and American English (AE). Ten CE speakers and ten northeastern AE speakers were recorded ...
  • Past tense formation with irregular lexical verbs in Canadian English 

    Glickman, Tara (2013-02-04)
    There is a set of lexical verbs in English ending in /-l, -m, -n/ (e.g., to spill, to dream, to burn) that receives a different form of the past tense in British versus American English. While in American English these ...
  • Singular Concord in Ottawa Valley English 

    Gardiner, Shayna (2012-12-06)
    This paper investigates a syntactic phenomenon known as singular concord as it exists in the dialect of Ottawa Valley English. Singular concord refers to a construction wherein a plural subject presents with third person ...