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Québec language laws: Protecting Cultural Diversity?

February 15, 2010

This was on the website of the Montreal Gazette (which, yes, is an English newspaper), in an article detailing the many English accents in Montreal, among the various immigrant populations, even the third-generation immigrants.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Part+Hear+that+anglo/2557359/story.html

One of the possible reason they give is Québec’s assorted linguistic policies, which – by making French the dominant language – result in a power vacuum in the English community – there isn’t a single dominant English weighing in on everybody (and altering every language), so every neighborhood, most every community retain its own variant of English even among the third or more generation of immigrants.

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