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Canadian Language:. Canadians speak not only languages, but also dialects of those languages. We each have an idiolect, and are members of a variety of dialectical communities. Idiolect. The distinct ways I speak: At home: I “scarf chips on my couch”. At school: I “eat potato chips”.

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canadian language

Canadian Language:

Canadians speak not only languages, but also dialects of those languages

idiolect
Idiolect
  • The distinct ways I speak:

At home: I “scarf chips on my couch”.

At school: I “eat potato chips”.

With professors:

I “injest trans-fat laden convenience food”.

vocabulary
Vocabulary

Couch?

Sofa?

Chesterfield?

semantics what words mean
Semantics(What words mean)

When is dinner?

12:00 or 6:00

syntax the way words are put together
Syntax(The way words are put together)

Which would you say?

Where are you going? Where are you going to?

usage how and when words are used
Usage(How and when words are used)

Police Officers?

Cops?

RCs?

The Fuzz?

and then there s canadianisms
And then there’s Canadianisms

Words developed by Canadians

KD Beater

Keener

speaking canadian
Speaking Canadian

There’s more to it than you think, eh?

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