August 12, 2018

Derek featured in a National Post article on regional dialects

Derek Denis (faculty) was recently featured in the National Post article "Despite cultural globalization, Canadian regional dialects are stronger than ever". Click here to read it. Here's an excerpt:

However, according to Derek Denis, assistant professor of linguistics at the University of Toronto, such worries are completely unfounded. “The hype of linking media and the internet to language change has never panned out in the way we expected. People thought there would be this widespread standardization of languages, but that didn’t happen. Even though Peter Mansbridge was the host of The National and people in Newfoundland listened to him every day, Newfoundland English still sounds like Newfoundland English.”

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