Pacific Northwest English

Pacific Northwest English or Cascadian English is a dialect of the English language spoken in the Pacific Northwest. The Pacific Northwest is defined as an area that includes the American states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, and the Canadian province of British Columbia. Western Montana, western Alberta, southeastern Alaska, and far northern California are also often included in definitions of the region. It is home to a highly diverse and mobile populace, which is reflected in the historical and continuing development of the dialect. As is the case of English spoken in any region, not all features are used by all speakers in the region, and not all features are restricted in use to the region. The sound system of Pacific Northwest English resembles that of General American, California English, and western Canadian English.

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... Pacific Northwest English is fairly similar to other areas of the West ... It possesses features shared in common with California English and West/Central Canadian English, depending on the region ... The accent of Southern Oregon shares several features of California English (such as the California vowel shift), and Northern Washington has some features similar to West/Central Canadian English such ...
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