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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?
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 KD Beater Keener
Speaking Canadian There’s more to it than you think, eh?