- Words: 2232
- Length: 8 Pages
- Topic: Communication - Language
- Paper #: 54759668
Official Language and Social Prestige in Speaking and Writing
Few of the indigenous languages in Canada have a developed system of writing other than transliteration into the phonetic alphabet, contributing to their lack of official status (Norris). French and English are both still used on government forms, literature, and websites, but the levels of prestige these languages carry vary greatly from region to region within the country (StatCAn 2009; Healy 2007).