Bibliography and sources for Organizing Our Marvellous Neighbours

Articles on Canadian English

Let’s start with books and articles that mention Canadian spelling.

Now for books and articles that discuss Canadian pronunciation, word choices, or any issue other than orthography.

Reference books

Blogs canvassed

One entrant in each category of the 2007 Canadian Blog Awards.

  1. Audio Circus
  2. Blue Like You
  3. Canadian Deals Blog
  4. Canadian Silver Bug
  5. Daveberta
  6. A Difference
  7. Dutchblitz
  8. Eastern Blot
  9. Elizabeth McClung
  10. Frog and Toad Are Still Friends
  11. From a Cadet to a Soldier
  12. Glenda Watson Hyatt
  13. Jordon Cooper
  14. Joy of Sox
  15. Knitknut
  16. Maple Syrup and Poutine
  17. Meg Fowler
  18. Miguel Morrison
  19. Nag on the Lake
  20. One Old Green Bus
  21. Slap Upside the Head
  22. Spacing Wire
  23. Steve Janke
  24. We Move to Canada
  25. Write About Here

Periodicals canvassed

  1. C (1987; 2007)
  2. Canadian Architect (1987; 2004–2007)
  3. Canadian Historical Review (2007)
  4. Canadian Journal of Linguistics (1987; 2007)
  5. Canadian Mathematical Bulletin (1987; 2007)
  6. CMAJ, Canadian Medical Association Journal (1987; 2007)
  7. Journal of Canadian Studies (2007)
  8. Queen’s Quarterly (1987; 2007)

Literary works canvassed

Note: Full bibliographic citations available on request (specifically, year, publisher, and edition, if applicable).

Giller Prize winners

  1. Atwood, Margaret, Oryx & Crake
  2. Baldwin Singh, Shauna, The Tiger Claw
  3. Barfoot, Joan, Luck
  4. Bemrose, John, The Island Walkers
  5. Bergen, David, The Time In Between
  6. Choy, Wayson, All That Matters
  7. Clarke, Austin, The Polished Hoe
  8. Gaston, Bill, Mount Appetite
  9. Gibb, Camilla, Sweetness in the Belly
  10. Gould, John, Killer: 55 Fictions
  11. Hage, Rawi, De Niro’s Game
  12. Holdstock, Pauline, Beyond Measure
  13. Johnston, Wayne, The Navigator of New York
  14. Lam, Vincent, Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures
  15. MacDonald, Anne-Marie, Where the Crow Flies
  16. Moore, Lisa, Open
  17. Munro, Alice, Runaway
  18. Quarrington, Paul, Galveston
  19. Quiviger, Pascale, The Perfect Circle
  20. Shields, Carol, Unless
  21. Toews, Miriam, A Complicated Kindness
  22. Vassanji, M.G., The In-Between World of Vikram Lal

Governor General’s Literary Award winners

  1. Dallaire, Roméo, Shake Hands with the Devil
  2. Ignatieff, Michael, The Russian Album
  3. Krizanc, John, Prague
  4. MacIvor, Daniel, I Still Love You
  5. MacMillan, Margaret, Paris 1919
  6. Mighton, John, Half-Life
  7. Murphy, Colleen, The December Man
  8. Nikiforuk, Andrew, Saboteurs: Wiebo Ludwig’s War Against Big Oil
  9. Panych, Morris, Girl in the Goldfish Bowl
  10. Roy, Gabrielle, Enchantment and Sorrow: The Autobiography of Gabrielle Roy
  11. Thiessen, Vern, Einstein’s Gift
  12. Vaillant, John, The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed

Toronto Literary Awards winners

  1. Backhouse, Constance, and Nancy L. Backhouse, The Heiress vs. the Establishment: Mrs. Campbell’s Campaign for Legal Justice
  2. Bazzana, Kevin, Wondrous Strange: The Life and Art of Glenn Gould
  3. Bell, Douglas, Run Over: A Boy, His Mother and an Accident
  4. Bishop-Stall, Shaughnessy, Down to This
  5. Carlson, Keith Thor, A Stó:ilō Coast Salish Historical Atlas
  6. Hayes, Derek, Historical Atlas of Vancouver and the Lower Fraser Valley
  7. Herzog, Fred, Vancouver Photographs
  8. James, Geoffrey, Toronto
  9. Smith, Ed, From the Ashes of My Dreams

Other literary awards

Books that won or were shortlisted for the stated awards.

  1. Akler, Howard, The City Man (Toronto Book Awards 2006)
  2. Clark, Joan, An Audience of Chairs (2006 Bennington Gate Fiction Award)
  3. Dalton, Mary, Merrybegot (Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards)
  4. Duncan, Dorothy, Canadians at Table: Food, Fellowship, and Folklore: A Culinary History of Canada (Canadian Culinary Book Awards 2007)
  5. Kavanagh, Ed, The Confessions of Nipper Mooney (Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards)
  6. Lucas, Fiona, Hearth and Home: Women and the Art of Open-Hearth Cooking (Canadian Culinary Book Awards 2007)
  7. Merril, Judith, and Poll-Weary, Emily, Better to Have Loved: The Life of Judith Merril (Toronto Book Awards 2003)
  8. Redhill, Michael, Consolation (Toronto Book Awards 2007)
  9. Rendell, Susan, In the Chambers of the Sea (Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards)
  10. Scott, Chic, Powder Pioneers: Ski Stories from the Canadian Rockies and Columbia Mountains (Banff Mountain Book Festival 2006)
  11. Steffler, John, Helix (Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards)
  12. Vij, Vikram, Vij’s: Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine (Canadian Culinary Book Awards 2007)

NSCAD Press books

Books from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design Press.

  1. Gale, Peggy, Artists Talk: 1969–1977
  2. Soucy, Donald, and Pearse, Harold, The First Hundred Years: A History of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

Coach House Press books

  1. Kiyōoka, Roy, Pear Tree Pomes
  2. Laferrière, Dany, How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired
  3. Thesen, Sharon, The Beginning of the Long Dash

Porcupine’s Quill books

  1. Page, P.K., Up on the Roof
  2. Urquhart, Jane, Storm Glass

University of Toronto Press books

  1. Bakvis, Herman, Federalism and the role of the state
  2. Beare, Margaret E., and Tonita Murray, Police and Government Relations: Who’s Calling the Shots?
  3. Bureau of Architecture and Urbanism, Toronto Modern: Architecture: 1945–1965
  4. Campbell, H.C., One Hundred Books Since 1471: An Exhibition of Fine Printing from the Collections of the Toronto Public Library
  5. Drummond, Ian M., Progress Without Planning: The Economic History of Ontario from Confederation to the Second World War
  6. Muirhead, Bruce, Dancing Around the Elephant: Creating a Prosperous Canada in an Era of American Dominance, 1957–1973
  7. Titchkosky, Tanya, Reading and Writing Disability Differently: The Textured Life of Embodiment

Books by specific authors

By Douglas Coupland

  1. All Families Are Psychotic
  2. City of Glass
  3. Eleanor Rigby
  4. Girlfriend in a Coma
  5. The Gum Thief
  6. Hey[,] Nostradamus!
  7. JPod (sic; unlike the title of the ensuing CBC Television series, it isn’t jPod)
  8. Life After God (also the theatrical adaptation by Michael Lewis MacLennan)
  9. Miss Wyoming
  10. Polaroids from the Dead
  11. Shampoo Planet
  12. Terry

By William Gibson

  1. All Tomorrow’s Parties
  2. Burning Chrome
  3. Count Zero
  4. Idoru
  5. Mona Lisa Overdrive
  6. Neuromancer
  7. Pattern Recognition
  8. Spook Country
  9. Virtual Light

By Russell Smith

  1. How Insensitive
  2. Muriella Pent
  3. Noise
  4. The Princess and the Whisk Heads
  5. Young Men

By former prime ministers

  1. Campbell, Kim, Making Government Work for Canada; The Sayings of Chairman Kim
  2. Chrétien, Jean, Straight from the Heart
  3. Mulroney, Brian, Where I Stand
  4. Trudeau, Pierre, “A Mess That Deserves a Big No”

By ultra-nationalist Canadian writers

  1. Barlow, Maude, Blue Covenant; Barlow and Selin Shannon, Women and Arms Control in Canada
  2. Cameron, Stevie, Blue Trust; Ottawa Inside Out; The Picton File
  3. McQuaig, Linda, All You Can Eat; Behind Closed Doors; Holding the Bully’s Coat; It’s the Crude, Dude


  1. Corbeil, Jean-Claude, French/English Visual Dictionary
  2. Falk, L., The English Language in Nova Scotia
  3. Isajlovic, Renata, Québécois–English English–Québécois Dictionary & Phrasebook
  4. Pratt, T.K., PEI Sayings
  5. Scargill, M.H., Modern Canadian English Usage
  6. Summers, Elspeth, and Holmes, Andrew, Collins Canadian English Dictionary & Thesaurus
  7. Waugh, Earle H., Alberta Elders’ Cree Dictionary
  8. Wolvengrey, Arok, Cree Words

Style guides

  1. Buckley, P., CP Stylebook: A Guide for Writers and Editors
  2. Canadian Press Stylebook
  3. McFarlane, J.A., Globe and Mail Style Book
  4. Ministry of Supply and Services, The Canadian Style

Other sources

  1. Orkin, Mary, Canajan, Eh?
  2. Slaght, Margaret, Talking Canadian (CBC Newsworld, 2004)

Incidental references

Population counts

Canadian population data derive from Statistics Canada. The number of speakers of English in Canada is given in “Population by mother tongue and age groups, 2006 counts, for Canada, provinces and territories – 20% sample data” (2007.12.03) as follows:

Those numbers total 18,232,195.

The Office for National Statistics in the U.K. estimated “the resident population of the UK was 60,975,000.” The U.S. Census Bureau stated “the 2007 population estimate for the United States is 301,621,157.”

Posted: 2009.02.13 15:53