Lilian Falk

Saint Mary’s University

Lilan Falk taught the History of the English Language and courses on Canadian English at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax. One of her special interests has been Nova Scotian varieties of English. Since her retirement she has presented and published studies on the connections between Britain and Nova SCotia in late nineteenth century literature and art.

  • The English Language in Nova Scotia

    Essays on Past and Present Developments in English across the Province

    Edited by Lilian Falk and Margaret Harry     January 1999

    Can we offer you some Patti-pans? Some fungee or lassybread? How about a derasifying padana?

    Before you absquotilate in a dander, come aboard of this anthology, and explore some of the fascinating ways in which the English language has developed in Nova Scotia. This book covers such topics as pronunciation, semantics, grammatical structures, language contact, dialect features, ethnic and gender roles. nicknames, and place names.

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    A Roseway Book