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100 1  Irwin, Derek S 
245 10 Creating Canadian English: A systemic functional 
       linguistic analysis of First Nations loan words in early 
       Canadian texts 
300    598 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 70-
       09, Section: A, page: 3470 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--York University (Canada), 2009 
520    This dissertation presents the results of my exploration 
       of the interactions among linguistic strata through close 
       lexicogrammatical analyses of Canadian aboriginal loan 
       words in the context of early Canadian English texts, 
       using the tool of systemic functional linguistics. Based 
       on an exploration of hundreds of these contextual examples,
       I argue that the same tension which existed (and exists) 
       between English-speaking settlers and the Native 
       population is reflected in the appropriation of words from
       aboriginal languages: essentially, these words are 
       simultaneously employed for an exoticism that borders on 
       fantasy while also evoking the fear of the wild so 
       prevalent within early interactions among the inhabitants 
       of Canada. This tension is evident at the level of the 
       context of culture, and is also reflected in the use of 
       these terms in their lexicogrammatical contexts. Further, 
       because these words are considered an essential part of 
       the Canadian language and its distinctiveness, such 
       connotational meaning embedded within them provides a 
       valuable insight into not only the words themselves but 
       also the culture which employs them 
590    School code: 0267 
650  4 Language, Linguistics 
650  4 Literature, Canadian (English) 
690    0290 
690    0352 
710 2  York University (Canada) 
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