Language in Canada by John Edwards

By John Edwards

Canada is a rustic during which many languages intertwine. French and English are the unique "charter" languages, yet there's additionally various aboriginal and immigrant types that give a contribution to the general photo. This publication offers a entire examine these kinds of languages, at how they got here into contact--and occasionally conflict--and on the many ways during which they weave themselves via and round the Canadian social textile. the wider problems with public coverage, fairly academic coverage and language also are given accomplished assurance.

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As a result, after close to a century of relative stability since Confederation, the French-origin share of the population is once again on the decline. 2 1 Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario only. 2 Not including Newfoundland. 3 Claims of mixed origins have been divided equally among the origins reported. Sources: Lachapelle and Henripin, 1982, table B. 1, and Statistics Canada, 1993b, table 1. 1 makes it equally clear that the essentially dual British and French origin of the population is also a thing of the past.

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After the Dominion had decided to populate and develop its new territories, new settlers were brought in, mostly from English-speaking Ontario or directly from Britain. Many settled on lands further west which the Metis and native peoples had always considered their own. In 1884, under Riel, these lands had been grouped into a separate Metis political entity. To the Dominion government, this initiative constituted an act of rebellion; it therefore sent in the army to crush the new state. Its leader, Riel, was convicted of high treason in 1885 and hanged.

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