Le français au Canada

Description 

Canada is not only the second largest country in the world, it is also the country with the largest number of native French speakers after France. French plays an important role in the linguistic landscape of Canada, perpetuating a language whose North American origins are nearly four centuries old. French in Canada presents the dynamic history and contemporary status of Francophone communities from coast to coast. This exhibit highlights the Laurentian and Acadian dialects and describes language contact with English and Aboriginal languages.

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Panels / Audio

Panels 
Audio 
Dans les prisons de Londres (Quebec)
Laurentian: Qu'est-ce que tu en dis, toi, Didier?
Laurentian vowels
Acadian aspirated h: hache, hâter, homard
Acadian: Qu'est-ce que tu en dis, toi, Didier?
Acadian: d pronounced like dj
Acadian: Relics (Archaisms)
Acadian: Innovations
Maillardville, British Columbia
Peace River, Alberta
Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan
St. Brieux, Saskatchewan
Saint Boniface, Manitoba
Hearst, Ontario
Windsor, Ontario
Welland, Ontario
Gatineau, Quebec
Montreal, Quebec
Gardner, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Waterville, Maine, U.S.A.
Caraquet, New Brunswick
St. Mary's Bay, Nova Scotia
Moncton, New Brunswick
Îles de la Madeleine, Quebec
Newfoundland
Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, U.S.A.