Canadian English, Eh?

Category
2012, Banner Stand/Travelling Exhibit, Canadian Language Museum, Culture
Tags
bilingual, English, French, immigration, indigenous interest, language, linguistics, logo, travelling
About This Project

Date: Traveling from March 22 – September 2012

Partner: Canadian Language Museum

Venue: starting at Wilson Lounge, New College – map

Project Members: Caylie Gnyra, Tamara Ivis, and Heather Mawby

 

The Canadian Language Museum is a museum without walls. Its first project is the travelling exhibit Canadian English, Eh? which focuses on Canadians’ distinctive use of English. This exhibit explores variations in Canadian English across the country, as well as influences from French and Aboriginal languages. The exhibit will be available for public viewing at several locations in 2012, including:

 

Wilson Lounge, New College
University of Toronto
40 Willcocks Street
Toronto, ON
March 22 – April 5, 2012

 

Congress 2012 of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Wilfred Laurier University
Concourse
Waterloo, ON
May 26 – May 31, 2012

 

Thomson House
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec
June 2 – June 3, 2012

 

Strathy Language Unit
Queens University
Kingston, ON
September 2012

 

We would like to thank our project advisor, Elaine Gold, and our course supervisor, Matthew Brower, for their continued support throughout the completion of this exhibition.

 

We would also like to recognize the support of the Canadian Language Museum, University of Toronto’s Linguistics Department, and the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information.