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Language in Canada (Hardback)

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Hardback 524 Pages / Published: 09/07/1998
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Language in Canada provides an up-to-date account of the linguistic and cultural situation in Canada, primarily from a sociolinguistic perspective. The strong central theme connecting language with group and identity will offer insights into the current linguistic and cultural tension in Canada. The book provides comprehensive accounts of the original 'charter' languages, French and English, as well as the aboriginal and immigrant varieties which now contribute to the overall picture. It explains how they came into contact - and sometimes into conflict - and looks at the many ways in which they weave themselves through and around the Canadian social fabric. The public policy issues, particularly official bilingualism and educational policy and language, are also given extensive coverage. Non-specialists as well as linguists will find in this volume, a companion to Language in Australia, Language in the USA and Language in the British Isles, an indispensable guide and reference to the linguistic heritage of Canada.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521563284
Number of pages: 524
Weight: 940 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"...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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