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Transcript of CANADA
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FIRST UNOFFICIAL SETTLEMENTS -1534
FIRST SETTLEMENT- 1608
TRADING RIGHTS- Hudson Bay Company
CESION OF CANADIAN LANDS FROM FRANCE TO G. BRITAIN- 1763
CONSTITUTIONAL ACT- 1791
JOHN RUSSELL´S TEN RESOLUTIONS AND REBELLION-1837
ACT OF UNION- CANADIAN CONFEDERATION- 1840
REFERENDUM ON SOVEREIGNTY-ASSOCIATION-1980
CANADA ACT- 1982
ON THE WAY TO INDEPENDENCE
SYNTAX and SPELLING
Canadian Raising: onsets of the diphthongs /ay/ and /aw/ raise to mid vowels when they precede voiceless obstruents: down/ about
Low-back vowel merger: cot- caught/ stock-stalk
Glide deletion: news
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Mr. David Lloyd Johnston
It is the mixture of American and British features which makes Canadian English distinct.
Words ending in -our/ -or.
Use of possessive form.
Guess the Singer!
Canadian Folk Music
Dating from the 16th and 17th century
Derived from the music of early settlers
Traditional and contemporary (mid-20th century) >Stan Rogers, Ferron, Wade Hemsworth, Murray McLauchlan, among others.
New performers (1970's, 1980's): Jacques Michel, Claude Dubois, and Robert Charlebois
Canadian Folk Music Awards (annualy held)
Separated from the British Isles by a three thousand mile ocean, situated next to the United States, living in a country which covers half of the North American continent, with our heterogeneous population, our two cultures and our two languages, we have developed a parliamentary practice of our own based on British principles and yet clearly Canadian.
RESPONSIBILITY: no federal department of education and no integrated national system of education
EDUCATIONAL FUNDING: In 2005-06, public expenditure on education amounted to $75.7 billion (16% of total public expenditures)
Canadian fiddle is the aggregate body of tunes, styles and musicians engaging the traditional folk music of Canada on the fiddle.
The vocabulary and spelling of Canadian English contains elements of British English and American English, as well as many unique Canadianisms.
Among the Canadianisms we can find:
• Washroom = Bathroom
• Runners = Sneakers
• Tuque = Beanie *
• The bill = The Check
• Poutine *
Prairie, rapids and concession are examples of English borrowing from French, while examples of French borrowing from English are cheddar, meeting and application.