The Ottawa Survey of Canadian English

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Date
1999
Authors
Woods, Howard
Keyword
Canadian English, Ottawa, Linguistics
Abstract
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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