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  • Leslie Diaz Baeza
  • History and origins
    • Canadian English as a hybrid of British and American Englishes. It also has influence for french.
    • This variety of english is a product of four waves of immigrations, the most important ones:
    • The Loyalists form Northern America
    • From Britain and Ireland
    • From france
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  • Spelling…
    • Canadian English combines both American and British rules…
    • In some French-derived words, Canadian English retains the British Spelling
    • Color-Honour-centre
    • In oder cases both Canadian and American English differ form British, in spelling words such as Tire and Curve
    • Canadian English retains the practice of British English of doubling consonant when adding suffixes to words even when the syllable is not estressed:
    • Travelled / Traveled
  • Phonemic Incidence
    • Words of french origin, such as Corissant or niche are pronounced as they would be in french, so: /kɹəˈsɒn(t)/ /niʃ/
    • Words such as adult-composite and proyect are given emphasis on the first syllable as in Britain.
    • lever /ˈlivə/ - either and neither are more commonly /ˈaɪðər/ and /ˈnaɪðər/
  • Regional Variations
    • Western and Central Dialects
    • As in North American English, these regions are characterized by the Rothic accent.
    • Canadian Rising
    • It is the most relevant feature of Canadian English, Here the dipthongs /aɪ/ and /aʊ/ are "raised" before the voiced consonants; /p/ /t/
    • /k/ and /f/ as in writer
  • The low-black merger and the Canadian shift
    • This first term consists on th complete merger of the vowel /ɔ/ and /ɑ/ by [ɒ](Caught and cot respectively)
    • Resulting from this merger and the space in articulation that it leaves a low-front vowel is /æ/ is retracted to a low-central articulation. The result is the ultilization of the same vowel to words such as; stack and
    • stock.
    • Thank you!!!
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