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#92888 - 01/22/03 07:46 AM Canadian English survey
Bean Offline
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Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 1156
I know this does not apply to everyone but it seemed a good place to post it.

There's a group at McGill University doing a survey on English word usage in Canada. All you have to do is email them at canadian_english@mcgill.ca and ask for a survey to be sent to you by mail, and they will gladly send you as many copies as you ask for. I know there are a few other Canadians on Board (belMarduk, boronia, modestgoddess) and I thought this would be the easiest way to get the word out.

I've already done the survey myself and it was fun. There isn't much info on the McGill website but I originally heard about it on CBC Radio. Anyway, all I can find at McGill is the prof's short information page:

http://www.arts.mcgill.ca/programs/linguistics/dept/faculty.html#cboberg

and a short, technical description of the project:

http://www.arts.mcgill.ca/programs/linguistics/dept/projects.html#cb2-2005

But I thought this group might have a higher-than-normal interest in completing such a survey.


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#92889 - 01/22/03 10:20 AM Re: Canadian English survey
wow Offline
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Registered: 11/25/00
Posts: 3439
Loc: New England, USA
Thanks Bean! Sounds like fun. I've sent for my copy



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#92890 - 01/22/03 10:50 AM Re: Canadian English survey
AnnaStrophic Offline
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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 6511
Loc: lower upstate New York
Wow, when did you move north of the border? I'm seriously thinking of doing the same thing...


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#92891 - 01/22/03 12:14 PM Re: Canadian English survey
Faldage Offline
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thinking of doing the same

Yeah. You don't know what it's like, listening to her constant complaining about how it isn't cold enough or there's just so little snow.


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#92892 - 01/23/03 02:36 PM Re: Canadian English survey
modestgoddess Offline
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Registered: 02/18/02
Posts: 833
Loc: Eastern Ontario, Canada
it isn't cold enough or there's just so little snow.

Not that we-all wouldn't love to have youse join us up here, but if these are the only problems, perhaps we could somehow arranged to have some of the snow and cold sent down your way...?

No, really! Take my cold and snow....Please!


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#92893 - 01/23/03 02:39 PM Re: Canadian English survey
AnnaStrophic Offline
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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 6511
Loc: lower upstate New York
Thanks, mg. Faldage was born with congenital tongue-in-cheek syndrome. We've had over 60 inches of snow so far. Is it true they grow bananas in Vancouver?


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#92894 - 01/23/03 02:40 PM Re: Canadian English survey
Faldage Offline
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Registered: 12/01/00
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arranged to have some of the snow and cold sent down your way

Y'all seem to have been doing perty good in that department so far. NOAA says we gone have a warmer and drier than usual Jan-Mar thanks to our friendly little boy in the Pacific.

Hah!


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#92895 - 01/23/03 02:40 PM Post deleted by Wordwind
Wordwind Offline
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#92896 - 01/23/03 02:43 PM Re: Canadian English survey
modestgoddess Offline
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Registered: 02/18/02
Posts: 833
Loc: Eastern Ontario, Canada
Bean, thanks for this. I've emailed for about half-a-dozen copies of the survey, if they care to send that many....I looked at the description, but, and it seemed to be more to do with pronunciation by first-year students from across Canada? with particular note taken of how they pronounce vowels? How does a survey, filled out by people across the country, help out with this, I wonder? Anyway, lookin' fwd to gettin' my copy/ies!


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#92897 - 01/23/03 02:45 PM Re: Canadian English survey
Faldage Offline
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Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 13803
in VA tonight: 7 degrees F

That's about up where our high's been lately.

I put stop and waste valves on the pipes going to the shower (a perennial freeze problem when it gets below about 5F)


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