Citations:American English

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  • 1948, Morton Wilfred Bloomfield, “Canadian English and Its Relation to Eighteenth-Century American Speech” in Journal of English and Germanic Philology, v 47, pp 59–67:
    Although Canadian English is a branch of American English in more than a geographic sense, very little research has been devoted to it.
  • 1956, W.S. Avis, “Speech Differences Along the Ontario–United States Border, III Pronunciation”, in Journal of the Canadian Linguistic Association, v 2, p 55:
    A detailed survey of Canadian speech habits would probably reveal that a number of isoglosses run parallel to the political boundary, too few, perhaps, to set Canada completely apart from the northern variety of American (i.e., North American) English, but certainly enough to establish a speech area in many ways distinct from the principal area.
  • 1957, M.H. Scargill, “The Sources of Canadian English”, in Journal of English and Germanic Philology, v 56, pp 611–14:
    One current and popular theory of the nature and origins of Canadian English states simply that “Canadian English is a branch of American English” and that it has its origins in the eighteenth-century American English which the Loyalists brought to Canada.