- This comprehensive reference work contains approximately 18,000 English- and French-language abbreviations, initialisms, and acronyms commonly used in Canada. Author Thérèse Dobroslavic has compiled this bilingual, alphabetical listing from her survey of a thorough cross-section of Canadian life which includes the fields of business, finance, the arts, government, academia, entertainment, and the military. In addition to abbreviations that are specifically relevant to Canadian institutions, Dobroslavic has listed general abbreviations that are widely seen and used in Canada, as well as those of international organizations and institutions of which Canada is a member. Each entry is accompanied by a definition, an alternative language translation and cross-reference if necessary, relevant information about the founding and expiration of the organization, and useful explanatory notations by the compiler. The Canadian Dictionary of Abbreviations is a thorough, well-organized, and easy-to-use reference work that will greatly assist anyone at work in Canadian research fields where abbreviations are used.
Thérèse Dobroslavic is a librarian at the Vancouver Public Library.
Published: August 1994
Dimensions: 7 x 10 in.