Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue canadienne de sociologie

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Edited By: François Dépelteau

Impact Factor: 1.098

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 60/142 (Sociology)

Online ISSN: 1755-618X

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As Swain (1976) wrote 15 years ago:

The French Canadians are making serious attempts to maintain their native language and
culture. For the present, this appears to imply a concomitant move towards French
unilingualism. The English Canadians, threatened neither by native language loss nor by
cultural assimilation, and gradually accepting possible economic and educational advantages
to the learning of French, are manifesting an increased interest in acquiring bilingual


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According to Howell (1993), the divorce rate can be explained by . . .

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Corrigan, P. and P. Leonard. 1978. Social Work Practice under Capitalism: A Marxist Approach.
London: Macmillan. 328 p.
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colon separates the place of publication from the publisher’s name.
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Lowery, D. and L. Sigelman. 1982. “Political culture and state policy: The missing link.” Western
Political Quarterly, Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 376–84.
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Canadian Regional Development. Montréal: Institute for Research on Public Policy. 233 p.
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Québec. Office de la langue française. 1973. La normalisation linguistique. Québec: Éditeur officiel.
255 p.
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un problème de réception.” Meta, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 268–79.
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1. See M. Luxton, More than a Labour of Love, Toronto: Women’s Press, 1980, p. 56.

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