CBC (was: those low vowels again)

Donald M. Lance LanceDM at MISSOURI.EDU
Sat Aug 5 17:53:36 UTC 2000

Almost, Herb.  Yankton is across the Missouri in South Dakota.

Herb Stahlke wrote:

> Aaron,
> You may be thinking of Peter Jennings, who is Canadian.  Tom Brokaw is
> from Nebraska.
> As to the relationship between Canadian English and Standard Spoken
> American English, you first have to narrow what you mean by Canadian
> English.  The Maritimes and Labrador and Newfoundland have some pretty
> distinctive dialects, but if you go with southern Ontario you have some
> that shares quite a lot with Inland Northern.  In fact, my own Canadian
> Raising, and I'm from south of Detroit, is pretty much like what you
> hear across the Detroit River.  Shifting between Ontario Canadian and
> Inland Northern is not difficult.
> Herb Stahlke
> <<< aaron at LING.ED.AC.UK  8/ 5  7:25a >>>
> >well, now i've heard a CBC announcer
> (...on Ehud Barak)
> This brings up another question that I may have asked before but I
> forgot the answer.  For some reason non-linguists hold "broadcaster"
> English to be the "standard" (FN: Are these scare quotes? :-)  ).  In
> the U.S. national news, I know Brokaw is Canadian.  Are there any
> other Canadians that are the models of standard U.S. English?
> Funnily enough, I don't get much American national news here.
> I've got to define what "standard" is, and what people use as a
> standard.  The school of thought here is that Canadian English and
> standard U.S. English are two separate entities and I'd like to point
> out the irony of the Canadian news anchors.
> Thanks,
> Aaron
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