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March 20, 2019: English Language and Literature

What: Editors BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 7:00–9:00 pm
Where: Alma VanDusen Room, Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver | map
Cost: Free for Editors BC members, non-members, and students.

Join us at our next monthly meeting for a fascinating presentation by research linguist Stefan Dollinger on his new book, Creating Canadian English: The Professor, the Mountaineer, and a National Variety of English (2019). Stefan will lead us through this lively account of the making of Canadian English which traces the variety’s conceptual, social and linguistic developments from the twentieth century to the present.

Stefan Dollinger is Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia’s Department of English Language and Literatures, specializing in Canadian English and linguistic border studies. He is the author of New-Dialect Formation in Canada (2008), The Written Questionnaire in Social Dialectology (2015), and, of particular interest for the present talk, Chief Editor of the new edition of the Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles (2017), which is available in open access at www.dchp.ca/dchp2

Please note that this meeting will be live streamed.

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