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Language in Canada

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Réal Allard, Philippe Barbaud, John Berry, Gary Caldwell, Charles Castonguay, Jack Chambers, Sandra Clarke, Richard Clément, Eung-Do Cook, Ron Cosper, Jim Cummins, Wilfrid Denis, Lynn Drapeau, Leo Driedger, John Edwards, James Frideres, Fred Genesee, Josiane Hamers, Betty Harnum, Kirsten Hummel, Ruth King, Rodrique Landry, Robert Leavitt, William Mackey, Kenneth McRae, Raymond Mougeon, Kim Noels, Robert Papen, Terry Pratt, Gunter Schaarschmidt
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  • Date Published: June 2010
  • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521565288

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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.

    • Up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the Canadian linguistic and cultural scene
    • Stresses the links between languages and other important aspects of social life
    • Broad and prestigious group of authors
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    "...an exceptionally well-detailed and well-documented overview of language issues in Canada...informative and interesting to read...accurate, honest, and immensely sensitive to the day-to-day Canadian situation. As a result, it is a wonderful compendium for national and international scholars, students, or even laypeople interested in the subject." Anthropological Linguistics

    "This is a magnificent book. It will become a prominent item for anyone dealing with language in Canada." John D. Vries, CJS Online

    "...this is a book full of fascinating information..." Monica Heller, Language in Society

    "...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

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    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521565288
    • length: 524 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.76kg
    • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • 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.

  • Editor

    John Edwards, St Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia

    Contributors

    Réal Allard, Philippe Barbaud, John Berry, Gary Caldwell, Charles Castonguay, Jack Chambers, Sandra Clarke, Richard Clément, Eung-Do Cook, Ron Cosper, Jim Cummins, Wilfrid Denis, Lynn Drapeau, Leo Driedger, John Edwards, James Frideres, Fred Genesee, Josiane Hamers, Betty Harnum, Kirsten Hummel, Ruth King, Rodrique Landry, Robert Leavitt, William Mackey, Kenneth McRae, Raymond Mougeon, Kim Noels, Robert Papen, Terry Pratt, Gunter Schaarschmidt

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