Canadian English FAQs:


Q: Is a Canadian English the product of five waves of immigration and settlement over a period of more than two centuries?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a Canadian English underexplored?

A: Yes, but recent studies suggest that Canadian English has been developing features of its own since the early 19th century, while recent studies have shown the emergence of Canadian English features.

Q: Is a Canadian English "Canadian raising," which is found most prominently throughout central and west-central Canada?

A: Yes, as well as in parts of the Atlantic Provinces.

Q: Is a Canadian English believed by some scholars to have derived from northern American English?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a Canadian English edited by Walter Spencer Avis and published by Gage Ltd?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a Canadian English almost always spoken with a rhotic accent?

A: Yes, and meaning that the r sound is preserved in any environment and not "dropped" after vowels, as commonly done by, for example, speakers in central and southern England where it is only pronounced when preceding a vowel.

Q: Is a Canadian English somewhat rare?

A: Yes.