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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 dialectical communities

  • 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”.


Do you know the regina dialect
Do you know the Regina dialect? dialectical communities

Who is the 13th man?


Reginans know that the 13 th man lives in riderville
Reginans know that the dialectical communities13th man lives in Riderville!


How can i pick out dialect
How can I pick out dialect? dialectical communities


Pronounciation is it zed or zee
Pronounciation dialectical communitiesIs it “zed” or “zee”?


Vocabulary
Vocabulary dialectical communities

Couch?

Sofa?

Chesterfield?


Semantics what words mean
Semantics dialectical communities(What words mean)

When is dinner?

12:00 or 6:00


Syntax the way words are put together
Syntax dialectical communities(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 dialectical communities(How and when words are used)

Police Officers?

Cops?

RCs?

The Fuzz?


And then there s canadianisms
And then there’s Canadianisms dialectical communities

Words developed by Canadians

KD Beater

Keener


Speaking canadian
Speaking Canadian dialectical communities

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


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