• Jasmine Heesaker

Language Watch Canada (Mar 2019)

Updated: Sep 10, 2019


March 2019 Edition


Thank you for your patience! I hope you enjoy this month's compilation. In no particular order:



1. Number of Islanders with French as 1st language falling again

(Mar 13, 2019)

This article reports findings on the number of P.E.I. residents that consider French their first language.


2. Bonjour, Alexa! How Amazon’s virtual assistant learned to speak Canadian French

(Mar 31, 2019)

This article delves into the ways that voice recognition software is adapting to suit "Franglais."


3. March 20 International Francophonie Day

(Mar 20, 2019)

This article goes into some of the history behind International Francophonie Day in Canada.


4. Broadcaster who held onto his language through residential school to call NHL game in Cree

(Mar 22, 2019)

This article goes behind the scenes of the first ever NHL game to be broadcast in Plains Cree.


5. Ottawa launches review of official-languages law 50 years after its introduction

(Mar 11, 2019)

This article explores why Ottawa says it's time to modernize the decades-old law.


6. Canadian film made in language spoken by just 20 people in the world

(Mar 28, 2019)

This article talks about a new Canadian film that aims to preserve the endangered dialects of British Columbia’s Haida people.


7. French use declines at home and work as francophone numbers drop

(Mar 31, 2019)

This article discusses why the use of the French language in New Brunswick has decreased since the turn of the millennium.


Did I forget anything? Let me know in the comments below.

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