Language Issues in Canada: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

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This volume attempts to illuminate Canada s linguistic diversity by bringing together within one single volume a range of innovative studies which explore Canadian language issues across the political, legislative, social, educational and linguistic horizons. The ten chapters within the volume constitute a mixture of overview survey articles on a particular theme, as well as analyses based on large-scale empirical studies, presenting both qualitative and quantitative findings. The multidisciplinary approach provides complementary insights on a range of key-themes central to the Canadian linguistic context, such as in the case of language politics, language legislation, language education, sociolinguistics, language contact, language variation and change, varieties of French, minority language issues and language standardisation. The languages covered include both English and French, as well as Aboriginal languages.

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Martin Howard is a lecturer and former Government of Ireland Research Fellow in French Linguistics at University College Cork, Ireland. A former recipient of the Prix du Québec, he is Secretary of the International Council for Canadian Studies and Past-President of the Association for Canadian Studies in Ireland. His research focuses on Second Language Acquisition and Variationist Sociolinguistics in relation to continental and Canadian varieties of French.

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