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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:

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”.

    With professors:

    I “injest trans-fat laden convenience food”.


Do you know the Regina dialect?

Who is the 13th man?


Reginans know that the 13th man lives in Riderville!


How can I pick out dialect?


PronounciationIs it “zed” or “zee”?


Vocabulary

Couch?

Sofa?

Chesterfield?


Semantics(What words mean)

When is dinner?

12:00 or 6:00


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)

Police Officers?

Cops?

RCs?

The Fuzz?


And then there’s Canadianisms

Words developed by Canadians

KDBeater

Keener


Speaking Canadian

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


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