Re: Who is speaking up for Canadian English?
Published in The Globe and Mail on Monday, August 11, 2014
Who’s speaking up for Canadian English? Canadian editors are. We immerse ourselves in the lexicon of Canadian English daily and we want to answer the call for a dictionary that keeps pace with the changes in our language. But we can’t do it alone.
For years the Editors’ Association of Canada has sought partners to collaborate on a Canadian English dictionary. As editors we have a vested interest in such a project and we want to do the leg work, but we need partners to see it through. In Australia the Macquarie Dictionary is published in partnership with the University of Sydney. Australia has figured it out. Canadian editors are answering the call. Will Canadian publishers and academic institutions join us?
Jacqueline Dinsmore, President
Greg Ioannou, Past president and co-director of publications
Editors’ Association of Canada