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1. Ntc's Dictionary of Canadian French
$12.37
2. A Concise Dictionary of Minnesota
$10.16
3. Quebecois-English English-Quebecois
$6.95
4. Larousse French English Dictionary
5. The Canadian Oxford Picture Dictionary
$35.00
6. Dictionary of Newfoundland English
$32.95
7. Prince Edward Island Sayings
$20.95
8. Dictionary of Prince Edward Island
9. Everyman's French-English, English-French
10. The Winston Dictionary of Canadian
$4.95
11. The Oxford Picture Dictionary
12. The Canadian Oxford Dictionary
13. A new dictionary of Americanisms;:
14. Rand's Micmac dictionary: From
15. The Canadian Dictionary of Abbreviations
16. The Canadian reader's dictionary

1. Ntc's Dictionary of Canadian French (NTC's Language Definition)
by NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company
Hardcover (January, 1991)
list price: $17.95
Isbn: 0844214868
Sales Rank: 534405
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars A Linguistic Treasure for Amateur Etymology
Canadian French takes on and "tanks" years of cruel and unusual linguistic snobbery in this now classic explanation of anthropological etymology - a must read for all Franco-Americans."Dictionary of Canadian French" exonerates everybody who suffered through the elite phrase of, "Oh, your French is not the 'real' French", just because the person speaking happens to be Canadian. In fact, Canadian French is good 'French', but the language evolved independently from the European ancestors' tongue.Moreover, in the dictionary section of this textbook, there are three columns of definitions and translations provided for every selected word - one is the English translation, the other two compare each word from the Canadian and the French expression. This book would do very well to be republished because it is now, unfortunately, out of print.

5-0 out of 5 stars A very useful book / Un livre tr�s utile.
I'd recommend this book to anyone who is interested in Qu�b�cois culture and joual (or Quebec French).It is divided into many categories ranging from nature to sex to sports etc. At the end of the book features certaingrammatical features and pronunciation features, in French and in English. It's pretty much accurate, because I checked this out with some of myQu�b�cois friends.This book is a *Must-Have*. :) Je recommande ce livre� ceux qui s'interessent � la culture qu�b�coise et le joual.Il estdivis� par beaucoup de cat�gories, incluant la nature, le sexe, les sports,etc.Au bout de ce livre, il y a un guide sur la grammaire et laprononciation, en fran�ais et en anglais �galement. La plupart desinformations sont exactes, j'ai checke �a avec mes chums qu�b�cois :) C'est livre est un *Must have*, l�. :)

4-0 out of 5 stars A worthwhile book to have if you like the French language
This book shows Canadian French words on a wide variety of topic areas along side those of words understood by European French speakers.It is definitely handy on a trip to Quebec and the Francophone regions of Ontarioand New Brunswick. The Acadian French section was very well written andmight even prove useful in Louisiana as well.The book is broken down intovarious topic areas, such as sports, politics, foods, etc which is quitehelpful instead of a a random collection of words.When I lived in thestates I frequently made trips to Quebec and was very glad to have thisbook with me on all my trips.What should really be added to futureeditions of this book is a small section on Western Canadian usage.InManitoba some of the Quebecois words may not be understood byFranco-Manitobans. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Canada    2. Canadianisms, French    3. Dictionaries    4. Dictionaries - General    5. English    6. Foreign Language - Dictionaries / Phrase Books    7. French    8. French Language    9. Reference   


2. A Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe
by University of Minnesota Press
Paperback (January, 1995)
list price: $16.95 -- our price: $12.37
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Isbn: 0816624283
Sales Rank: 242779
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Superb
John Nichols and Earl Nyholm are two of the top linguistic experts on the Ojibwe language, and this dictionary is a collaboration between the two of them. It contains many words for parts of modern life (bemisemagak, "airplane," wiisiniwigamig, "restaurant," odaabaan, "car"), but also a wealth of terms for traditional aspects of Ojibwe life (zibaaska'iganagooday, "jingle dress," bagida'waa, "fish with a net," wiigwaasi-makak, "birch-bark basket"). It may not have 100,000 words like large dictionaries of well-studied languages like English, but it does have over 7,000 (which, for a language like Ojibwe, which has only recieved a lot of serious scholarship relatively recently, is quite impressive). Which may not sound like a lot, but I've found that, whenever I need to look something up, it's almost certain to be in there. The first few pages offer a (very brief) sketch of the phonology and a quick overview of some aspects of the grammar, although only enough to be used as a starting point for more detailed study using other resources. The book does not purport to be a grammar, however, but merely a dictionary, and a "concise" one at that. For a "concise" dictionary to nearly always have the word I'm looking up (I've been using it for about a year now, and there are still only a few words I've tried looking up that I haven't found) is a fairly impressive feat, at least in my mind. I'd highly recommend it to anyone interested in the Ojibwe people or the language.

5-0 out of 5 stars Ojibwe Dictionary
Given the price, I was not expecting this dictionary to be as long or as detailed as it is. Both the English-Ojibwe and the Ojibwe-English sections have multiple examples and word forms for each entry. There are 7000 words included here. I've bought $75 dictionaries with less material than this. An excellent value. Includes a pronunciation guide and a basic grammatical overview.

4-0 out of 5 stars This is a great informational book!
As I am researching the Ojibwa peoples currently, I find myself pulling this book out 3-4 times a day, and it has not failed me yet.The vocabulary covered in this book is simply enormous, and if you're tired of looking at online dictionaries, pick up this book--well worth the cover price.Read more

Subjects:  1. Dictionaries    2. English    3. English language    4. Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes    5. Foreign Language - Dictionaries / Phrase Books    6. Native American Languages    7. Ojibwa    8. Ojibwa language    9. Reference    10. Canada    11. Historical & comparative linguistics    12. North & Central American indigenous languages    13. USA   


3. Quebecois-English English-Quebecois Dictionary & Phrasebook (Hippocrene Dictionary and Phrasebooks)
by Hippocrene Books
Paperback (September, 2002)
list price: $11.95 -- our price: $10.16
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Isbn: 0781809207
Sales Rank: 525740
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Useful for beginners and travelers
Unlike my fellow reviewer below, I found this dictionary and phrasebook to be useful. In fact, I find linguist-guy's criticism to be harsh and unfair ("Qu�b�cois" IS, after all, a dialect of French--how could the book NOT include French words?!). As far as I can tell, the pronunciation guide the authors provided corresponds to pronunciation in Montreal, the province's largest metropolitan city; if you are looking for "joual" pronunciation, you'll have to look elsewhere. As for his criticism regarding palatalization, well, nowhere does it state that this dictionary and phrasebook is a book on linguistics, so the authors cannot be faulted for not covering that topic. Truth be told, I'm not sure anyone other than people who study/are interested in linguistics would find that useful anyway. 5-0 out of 5 stars Useful for beginners and travelers
Unlike my fellow reviewer below, I found this dictionary and phrasebook to be useful. In fact, I find linguist-guy's criticism to be harsh and unfair ("Qu�b�cois" IS, after all, a dialect of French--how could the book NOT include French words?!). As far as I can tell, the pronunciation guide the authors provided corresponds to pronunciation in Montreal, the province's largest metropolitan city; if you are looking for "joual" pronunciation, you'll have to look elsewhere. As for his criticism regarding palatalization, well, nowhere does it state that this dictionary and phrasebook is a book on linguistics, so the authors cannot be faulted for not covering that topic. Truth be told, I'm not sure anyone other than people who study/are interested in linguistics would find that useful anyway.
1-0 out of 5 stars quebecois?
Well, I can't say much about the choice of vocabulary, but I bought Quebecois and not French, and I received something that differed from a short French dictionary only in some Canadianisms.What about the pronunciation?Please do correct me, butisn't oi in Quebec waw, not wah/war.What about palatalization of t (so that moitie is not mou-a-ti-e but rather mou-o-tsi). ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Canada - Ontario    2. Canadianisms, French    3. Dictionaries    4. English    5. English language    6. Foreign Language - Dictionaries / Phrase Books    7. Foreign Language Study    8. French    9. French language    10. Language    11. Miscellaneous    12. Polyglot Dictionaries    13. Polyglot Phrasebooks    14. Quebec (Province)    15. Quâebec (Province)    16. Bilingual dictionaries    17. Dialectology    18. Language self-study & phrasebooks   


4. Larousse French English Dictionary Canadian Edition
by Pocket
Mass Market Paperback (01 June, 1997)
list price: $6.95 -- our price: $6.95
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Isbn: 0671002775
Sales Rank: 632583
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Subjects:  1. Dictionaries    2. Dictionaries - General    3. Education / Teaching    4. French    5. General    6. Reference    7. Foreign Language Study / French   


5. The Canadian Oxford Picture Dictionary
by Oxford University Press
Paperback (November, 1998)

Isbn: 0194349152
Sales Rank: 3950251
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Subjects:  1. Canada    2. Canadianisms    3. Dictionaries    4. Dictionaries - Synonyms/Antonyms    5. English language    6. Language    7. Picture dictionaries, English    8. Reference   


6. Dictionary of Newfoundland English
by Breakwater Books Ltd
Paperback (October, 1994)
list price: $35.00 -- our price: $35.00
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Isbn: 155081026X
Sales Rank: 3541438
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely necessary for a trip to Newfoundland
The Canadian province of Newfoundland is a gorgeous land where the people sprinkle their English with a colorful 'brogue'. Their heritage comes from Irish, English, Scottish, French and Native American and Europe with a bit of American from the US forces that were there in WW II....and the language includes some colloquial (slang-type) words that are difficult to understand...what's fun is that this book by scholars cuts through the mystery of some menu items like what's a jigg's dinner to Cod cheeks to other folklore and sayings...it's a lot of fun to take with you on your trip....or for a linguist -- necessary to have on your shelf.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Definitive OED for Newfoundland
Any observant English speaker who visits Newfoundland and Labrador soon realizes that English as spoken by Newfoundlanders on this beautiful, boggy island in an isolated corner of North America, is an incredibly ingenious, imaginative, endearing, rich, pungent, and delightful language. This amazing book, the life's work of a team of excellent and dedicated scholars at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. Johns, Newfoundland, reflects the richlinguistic and literary history of the extraordinary sturdy people of Newfoundand and all aspects of their unique reality--their net-mending and barking, their cod fishing and salt-drying, their seafaring life, and their sweet, heartbreaking lives in the isolated fishing villages in the outports and coves of this island--which now struggles under a cod-fishing moratorium that has largely destroyed the economic base of their unique way of life. Based on wide reading of the literature of Newfoundland, this definitive dictionary reflects the evolution of their language, their deliciousslang, their sayings and proverbs, and their folk tales and stories. On winter evenings in the remote cities of the East Coast, with this book one can recreate in one's mind something of that rich heritage and way of life. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Canadianisms    2. Dialects    3. Dictionaries    4. English language    5. Glossaries, vocabularies, etc    6. Newfoundland    7. Popular culture    8. Reference   


7. Prince Edward Island Sayings
by University of Toronto Press
Hardcover (13 June, 1998)
list price: $32.95 -- our price: $32.95
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Isbn: 0802009204
Sales Rank: 2506324
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Subjects:  1. Canadianisms    2. Dialects    3. Dictionaries    4. Dictionaries - Idioms & Slang    5. English Dialectology    6. English language    7. General    8. Glossaries, vocabularies, etc    9. Language    10. Language Arts & Disciplines    11. Prince Edward Island    12. Quotations    13. Reference    14. Terms and phrases    15. English    16. Folklore    17. Literary & Linguistic Reference Works    18. Reference / Dictionaries   


8. Dictionary of Prince Edward Island English
by University of Toronto Press
Paperback (19 November, 1996)
list price: $20.95 -- our price: $20.95
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Isbn: 0802079040
Sales Rank: 2093380
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Subjects:  1. Canada - General    2. Dictionaries - General    3. English Dialectology    4. Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy    5. Linguistics    6. Reference    7. Dialectology    8. Dictionaries    9. English    10. Reference / Dictionaries   


9. Everyman's French-English, English-French dictionary: With special reference to Canada
by J.M. Dent
Unknown Binding (1962)

Isbn: B0007BGL28
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Subjects:  1. Dictionaries    2. English    3. English language    4. French    5. French language   


10. The Winston Dictionary of Canadian English-Intermediate Edition
by Hotl Rinehart & Winston of Canada LTD
Hardcover (1969)

Isbn: B000EEPLO2
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11. The Oxford Picture Dictionary for the Content Areas Content Area Readers: Content Area Readers Letters from Canada and Mexico (Content Area Readers)
by Oxford University Press, USA
Hardcover (13 January, 2005)
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Isbn: 0194309517
Sales Rank: 2966262
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Subjects:  1. Canada    2. English as a Second Language    3. Foreign Language - Dictionaries / Phrase Books    4. Foreign Language Study    5. Language    6. ELT graded readers    7. English    8. English Language Learning (ESL) | Picture Dictionary Programs | Picture Dictionary for the Content Areas    9. Foreign Language Study / English as a Second Language   


12. The Canadian Oxford Dictionary
by Oxford University Press, USA
Hardcover (01 March, 2002)
list price: $50.00
Isbn: 0195417313
Sales Rank: 1045938
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Cadillac of Canadian Dictionairies
The Canadian Oxford Dictionary was written by five Canadian lexicographers and originally published in June 1998. Wordsmiths regard this work as the Cadillac of Canadian dictionaries and the foremost authority on current Canadian English. It encompasses 130,000 entries, including 2,000 Canadian words, 500 Canadian regionalisms, 1,200 Canadian place names, 800 Canadian biographies and 300 Aboriginal people and cultural entries. 5-0 out of 5 stars Best dictionary I've ever seen
The Oxford Canadian English dictionary is a must for all exchange students spending some time in beautiful Canada, and for everyone who wants to have a handy reference book and dictionary at home. It helped me enormously in my Canadian culture course, giving me information about Canadian people and events; for example, about Joyce Wieland, Greg Curnoe, the October crisis, but it also served me as a 'normal' dictionary. Terms and expressions are explained in an understandable manner so that non-native speakers of English have a chance to familiarize themselves with such words as 'draft dodger' or 'nuclear family'. The Oxford Canadian English dictionary is the best dictionary I've ever seen, and I can only recommend it to everyone who works with English or is interested in getting to know the English-speaking world.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great single volume Dictionary for all North Americans!
The title may say "Canadian" but this dictionary is equally useful to Americans and other users or students of North American English. British and American English dictionaries often give little coverage of theother's special vocabulary (slang, idioms, regionalisms, bureaucraticterminology, etc), this Canadian Oxford Dictionary covers American, Britishand of course Canadian vocabulary.Even regionalisms are covered andlablelled as such.This dictionary has extensive geographical andbiographical entries (covering the world). The IPA sytem is used and ahandy IPA reference chart is printed on the bottom of each and every page. Each word entry includes etymological information. This dictionary alsotreats its readers like adults and does not shy away from `naughty`language.The appendixes are Canadian oriented. The paper, printing andbinding are of a high quality and the dust jacket is attractive. The abovementioned features coupled with a low price make this dictionary a greatbuy. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Canada    2. Canadianisms    3. Dictionaries    4. Dictionaries - General    5. English language    6. Reference    7. Vocabulary    8. Reference / Dictionaries    9. Reference | English Dictionaries   


13. A new dictionary of Americanisms;: Being a glossary of words supposed to be peculiar to the United States and the Dominion of Canada,
by L. Weiss & Co
Unknown Binding (1902)

Isbn: B00085LZIS
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Subjects:  1. Americanisms    2. Anglais (Langue)    3. Canada    4. Canadianismes    5. Canadianisms    6. Dictionaries    7. Dictionnaires    8. Dictionnaires anglais    9. English language    10. États-Unis    11. Idiotismes    12. North America    13. Slang    14. United States   


14. Rand's Micmac dictionary: From phonographic word-lists
by Patriot Pub. Co
Unknown Binding (1902)

Isbn: B0008APQLU
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Subjects:  1. Canada    2. Dictionaries    3. Dictionnaires anglais    4. English    5. Grammaire    6. Grammar    7. Micmac (Langue)    8. Micmac Indians    9. Micmac language    10. Names    11. Names, Geographical    12. Noms géographiques    13. Noms micmac   


15. The Canadian Dictionary of Abbreviations
by ECW Press
Hardcover (December, 1994)
list price: $70.00
Isbn: 1550221965
Sales Rank: 4728769
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Subjects:  1. Abbreviations    2. Abbreviations, English    3. Acronyms    4. Canada    5. Dictionaries - Synonyms/Antonyms    6. Dictionaries Of Abbreviations    7. French language    8. Reference    9. English    10. Thesauri   


16. The Canadian reader's dictionary
by Centre Educatif et Culturel
Unknown Binding (1968)

Isbn: B0007JXHZ4
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Subjects:  1. Dictionaries    2. English language   


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