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Only in Canada You Say: A Treasury of Canadian Language
     

Only in Canada You Say: A Treasury of Canadian Language

by Katherine Barber
 

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Only in Canada You Say highlights more than 1,200 words and phrases that are unique to our neighbors to the north. Did you know, for example, that there are 17 Canadian words for ice!

Organized thematically, Only in Canada You Say covers Canadian English from coast to coast to coast, with sections dedicated to the things we love to do, where we live, how we get

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Only in Canada You Say highlights more than 1,200 words and phrases that are unique to our neighbors to the north. Did you know, for example, that there are 17 Canadian words for ice!

Organized thematically, Only in Canada You Say covers Canadian English from coast to coast to coast, with sections dedicated to the things we love to do, where we live, how we get around, and what we wear. The entertaining and informative introductions to each section provide a fresh, often eye-opening, perspective on the reality of Canadian English from Canada's own 'Word Lady', Katherine Barber. Only in Canada You Say maybe 'eh' is just the beginning

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195429848
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/17/2008
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Canada's Word Lady', Katherine Barber has been Editor-in-Chief of Oxford's Canadian Dictionary department since 1991. She has supervised the production of two editions of The Canadian Oxford Dictionary as well as five other Canadian dictionaries and thesauruses. In 1999, she won the Canadian Booksellers Association's Libris Award for Editor of the Year. She makes frequent appearances on CBC radio and television to discuss matters of language in general and Canadian English in particular.

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