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A Portuguese measure of liquid volume approximately equivalent to 1.4 liters. It became obsolete after Lusophone countries adopted the metric system in the 19th century.
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By a Canadianism, we mean a word or usage peculiar to Canadian English, such as loonie, RCMP, etc.
For the purposes of the present study, Canadianisms refers to a lexical item borrowed from another language into English in Canada (e.
In the present study, we postulate five factors affecting the acquisition of Canadianisms by ESL learners, each of which is related to one of the main aspects of Gu's model.
Second, the longer a learner stays in Canada, the more likely he or she is to be exposed to a larger number of Canadianisms and to acquire them.
We posit a weak connection between English proficiency level and acquisition of Canadianisms because we surmise that other factors, which we are not attempting to measure-such as personality type--may be more relevant to the task.
Fourth, learners' native language might be a variable that affects their acquisition of Canadianisms.
Last but not least, we expect to find that international English learners studying in Canada are not systematically exposed to Canadianisms.
The second survey was administered to ESL teachers; it explored teachers' attitudes toward teaching Canadianisms and their approaches to teaching them.
Parts II and III of the student survey consisted of the Canadianisms that were tested.
Conservatives cited the 1960 Bill of Rights and the Diefenbaker slogans, "One Canada" and "unhyphenated Canadianism.
What is unclear is how, among ethnic citizens courted so actively by political parties representing competing brands of Canadianism, these labels, perceptions, and loyalties worked themselves out in the tide of official multiculturalism after 1971.
A Very British Coup: Canadianism, Quebec, and Ethnicity in the Flag Debate, 1964-65.

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