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Acadie l'Acadie?!? L'

Acadie l'Acadie?!? L'  

This 1971 National Film Board production documents events that took place at the Université de Moncton in the late 1960s. A general student strike is called in February 1968 in ...
Aída Barrera

Aída Barrera  

Television producer and author. Aída Nydia Barrera has been a pioneer in the development of bilingual children's television programming. Born in Rio Grande City, Texas, Barrera grew up in various ...
André Laurendeau

André Laurendeau  

(1912–68), journalist.Laurendeau was a French-Canadian nationalist, committed to the survival of French Canada in the modern industrial world. As a young man he was influenced by the social ...
Areal Linguistics

Areal Linguistics  

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Linguistics
This entry includes the following subentries:OverviewGeographical Distribution of Linguistic FeaturesOverviewGeographical Distribution of Linguistic FeaturesThis field is the study of resemblances ...
Black English Vernacular

Black English Vernacular  

In modern times, Black English vernacular is alternately referred to as African American vernacular English, Black English, inner-city English, Ebonics, or African American English, although the last ...
Borrowing

Borrowing  

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Linguistics
This entry includes the following sub-entries:OverviewLoanword PhonologyOverviewLoanword PhonologyThe term borrowing has been used with varying scope in linguistics. It has sometimes been applied ...
chancery

chancery  

(from the Latin cancella, ‘screen’, hence a screened-off place, or office) The writing-office attached to the court of a ruler, pope, etc. Since it supplied the writ necessary for a lawsuit to be ...
code-switching

code-switching  

1. (sociolinguistics) Bilingual speakers shifting from one language to another.2. More rarely, monolingual speakers switching between discourse types.3. (semiotics) Switching between subcodes in any ...
Dementia and Language

Dementia and Language  

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Linguistics
“Dementia” currently refers to cognitive loss resulting from certain diseases, e.g. Alzheimer's disease, or from other biological states, e.g. malnutrition or depression. Changes in language use are ...
Diglossia

Diglossia  

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Linguistics
The concept of diglossia has remained at the heart of debates in sociolinguistics and in studies of language contact for almost five decades.1. Classic definitionThe classic concept of ...
Educational Linguistics

Educational Linguistics  

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Linguistics
The discipline of educational linguistics, like educational psychology and educational sociology, is created by the intersection of other fields (Spolsky 1978, 1985, 1999, Stubbs 1986, Corson 1997). ...
Equal Rights Association

Equal Rights Association  

The Equal Rights Association for the province of Ontario was a response to Quebec's 1888 Jesuits' Estates Act. The jea resolved competing claims by the Jesuits and Catholic bishops on ...
Ernest Lapointe

Ernest Lapointe  

(1876–1941), lawyer and parliamentarian, Mackenzie King's Quebec lieutenant.It was Lapointe who secured King's election as Laurier's successor at the 1919 Liberal leadership convention. With the ...
French–English relations

French–English relations  

A distinctive feature of French–English relations in Canada has been the collective will of the French-speaking minority to survive. Survivance has not always been easy and is still not assured. ...
Language Planning

Language Planning  

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Linguistics
This entry includes the following subentries:OverviewEducation and Policy IssuesOverviewEducation and Policy IssuesThe term L[anguage] P[lanning] generally denotes a deliberate response to language ...
languages: Germanic—Old and Middle English

languages: Germanic—Old and Middle English  

The earliest stages in the history of the English language. OE, also known as AS, stands for a group of dialects spoken in England roughly between the middle of the ...
languages of Italy

languages of Italy  

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After the introduction of the alphabet by the Greeks in the 8th cent. bc and its adoption by the native peoples, literacy gradually spread throughout Italy. Epigraphic remains (see epigraphy) provide ...
Latina Writing

Latina Writing  

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Literature
This entry consists of four articles that place Latina writing in relation to traditional categories of literature. The information provides both historical context and helpful descriptions of the ...
Lester Pearson

Lester Pearson  

(b. 23 Apr. 1897, d. 27 Dec. 1972).Prime Minister of Canada 1963–8 Born at Newtonbrook (Ontario), he served in World War I before studying at the Universities of Toronto and Oxford. After Oxford, he ...
neurolinguistics

neurolinguistics  

The study of language (1) through an analysis of deficits and impairments of language function resulting from neurological damage. See cognitive neuropsychology.

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