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Survey on Canadian English

1. Do you speak Canadian English? That is, have you been learning and speaking English in Canada since before the age of 5? Yes No (If not, no need to complete the survey) 2. Please identify which Canadian region(s) you lived in from birth until age 20. Where were you born (city or town and province)? Name the town/city and province that you lived in from ages 1-20: Age(s) lived there:

3. Please indicate your gender.

Female

Male

4. Please indicate your age group. 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 5. What is your ethnic background? My mother:

50-59

60-69

70-79

80-89

90-100

In which region? (For Quebec only) Newfoundland Anglophone: Francophone: Immigrated to To which region? At age: From: Canada Newfoundland My mother is a descendent of (PLEASE CHECK ALL THAT APPLY Ok to skip if unknown): American Loyalist: Native American: British: Irish: Other English-speaking Immigrants: Other non-English speaking immigrants: Which? Which? My father: Was born in In which region? (For Quebec only) Canada Newfoundland Anglophone: Francophone: Immigrated to To which region? At age: From: Canada Newfoundland My father is a descendent of (PLEASE CHECK ALL THAT APPLY Ok to skip if unknown): American Loyalist: Native American: British: Irish: Other English-speaking Immigrants: Other non-English speaking immigrants: Which? Which? 6. Which would you say? a. We snuck into the theatre. b. We sneaked into the theatre. 7. Which spelling would you use for the following words (or write something else if you wouldnt use either choice): a. color / colour / other: b. theatre / theater / other: c. harbour / harbor / other: d. center / centre / other: 8. Which would you say? a. Michael Phelps dived into the pool. b. Michael Phelps dove into the pool.

Was born in Canada

Survey on Canadian English


9. Which would you say? a. Can you borrow me $5? b. Can you loan me $5? c. Can you lend me $5? 10. If somebody says: Jack likes Chinese food any more. Does it mean: a. He still likes it b. He likes it these days c. He used to like it but doesnt now d. It doesnt make any sense. 11. Which would you say? a. Me & Jane are going to the movies tonight? b. Jane & I are going to the movies tonight? c. Jane & me are going to the movies tonight? COMPLETING SURVEY IN PERSON? Please indicate that you are ready and we will take a recording of you reading the text that follows in #12 Create your survey number: (an example number is S 1982 X) THIS IS YOUR SURVEY NUMBER 12. We would like to take a recording of YOUR NATURAL PRONUNCIATION of the following words & phrases. Please read it as though you were speaking to a close friend or family member. This is what you need to record: STATE YOUR SURVEY NUMBER (online participants only) TREE NEWS PIT SEMI FACE SCHEDULE PET GUARANTEE CAT PAJAMAS FLEW COUPON TOAD THANK-YOU CLOCK I DONT WANT TO GO EITHER FALL DRINK SOME WINE HUT PULL THE LEVER WEATHER AT YOUR LEISURE RIGHT PAPER ROUTE VASE ME NEITHER ROOF THE WIND GREW CALM PASTA SHES A WITCH WRITER I DONT KNOW WHICH WAY TO GO STUDENT DID HE WHINE ALL DAY LONG? GARAGE PICK EITHER ONE IF YOU ARE COMPLETING THIS ONLINE, please SAVE THE CHANGES and email the saved file back to sue_yurt@msn.com Thank you so much for your time!!! COMPLETING SURVEY ONLINE? Please open: http://vocaroo.com/ and use the recorder to record yourself reading the text in #12. When youve finished recording please click on the email link and send to: sue_yurt@msn.com
(Alternatively you can record yourself on your smart phone and email me the voice memo)

The first letter of your name:

Your Year of Birth (or anybody elses):

Pick any letter: