Language policies and terminology policies in Canada

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Language policies and terminology policies complement and influence each other. This is especially the case in Canada where bilingual, multilingual and indigenous language policies have shaped the linguistic landscape. To deal with the economic and cultural hegemony of the English language, Canadian policy-makers have opted mainly for legislative and legal measures to protect and promote minority languages, especially the French language.This chapter looks at key policies formulated by federal, provincial and territorial governments to examine how Canadian language policies have influenced terminology policies and used terminology management as an implementation tool. The overview and outcomes of Canadian language policies are cast against historical and present-day backgrounds.


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