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dc.contributor.authorGrue, Dustin
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-10T19:50:09Z
dc.date.available2014-03-10T19:50:09Z
dc.date.issued2014-03-10
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/8649
dc.description.abstractRecent 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 Canadian context, Heffernan et al. (2010) propose a method for representing the connection between national sentiment and orthography using quantitative measures and, using data extracted from the University of Alberta’s student newspaper The Gateway, demonstrate a strong quantitative correlation between anti-Americanism and a decrease in the use of American spelling variants. This paper tests the ideology/orthography connection using Heffernan et al.’s method on data from the University of British Columbia’s student newspaper The Ubyssey and finds an insignificant connection between ideology and orthography. However, this correlation appears to be indicated differently across different article genres. Observations are made on the methodological difficulty of establishing the orthography/ideology connection.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectorthographyen_US
dc.subjectspellingen_US
dc.subjectCanadian Englishen_US
dc.titleTesting Canada’s ‘honour’: Does orthography index ideology?en_US
dc.typejournal articleen_US


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