About/À propos

Welcome to the blog for The Canadian Language Museum!

The Canadian Language Museum was established in 2011 to promote an appreciation of all of the languages spoken in Canada and of their role in the development of this nation. Few countries can match Canada’s rich and varied language heritage, which includes Aboriginal languages from coast to coast, the official languages of French and English and their regional dialects, and the many languages brought to this country by more recent immigrants.The Canadian Language Museum encourages dialogue on language issues that are central to the future of Canadian society, such as bilingualism, multilingualism, and language endangerment, preservation and revitalization.  The Canadian Language Museum has created travelling exhibits about Canadian English, the Inuit language and French in Canada.

Bienvenue au un blogue du Musée canadien des langues!

Le Musée canadien des langues s’est établi en 2011 dans le but de promouvoir l’appréciation de toutes les langues parlées sur le territoire canadien et de leur rôle dans le développement de notre nation. Peu nombreux sont les pays qui peuvent se réjouir d’un héritage linguistique aussi riche et varié que celui du Canada, qui englobe les deux langues officielles, soient le français et l’anglais, et leurs dialectes régionaux ainsi que les nombreuses langues autochtones et toutes les langues apportées jusqu’ici par les immigrantes et les immigrants. Le Musée canadien des langues se charge de coordonner la discussion sur des sujets linguistiques fondamentaux pour l’avenir de la société canadienne, tels que le bilinguisme, le multilinguisme et l’aménagement linguistique, y compris la préservation et la revitalisation.  Le Musée canadien des langues a créé des expositions mobiles sur l’anglais canadien, la langue inuite et le français au Canada.

One thought on “About/À propos

  1. Very interesting and unique blog. The posts on French elswhere in Canada particularly captured my attention. I did a number of posts on this subject in my own blog and it’s certainly a subject which is poorly understood (I think it could be a strong bridge-builder if it were better understood by the Canadian public in general – on both sides of the linguistic lines). Your overall attention to language nuances is something people rarely speak about (which is unfortunate, because it’s such an integral component of identity and character). Hats off for the work you’re done through bringing these subjects off the campus and to the wider public. All the best in the New Year!


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