One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The English language as spoken and written in the US.
- ‘Stone was originally the son of a Marine stationed in Japan, and learned the language as a toddler, in addition to American English.’
- ‘Twelve business telephone conversations were analyzed in order to detect intercultural differences between speakers of Finnish and speakers of American English.’
- ‘‘They tend to use the Queen's English rather than American English,’ she says.’
- ‘It does feel strange having people arguing about the effect of English on American English.’
- ‘Webster wanted to distinguish American English from British English by correcting irregular spellings and eliminating silent letters.’
- ‘When we do read in translation, we are normally reading books translated into standard British English or standard American English.’
- ‘If you don't know those words, you will have difficulty being understood in American English.’
- ‘The speech recognition system was created using the voices of 700 different native-level American English speakers in the U.S.’
- ‘If the English exams concentrated more on American English than on British English, she says, her students would do better.’
- ‘Australian English is different from British and American English but does not vary much regionally.’
- ‘This may be because these students are not native speakers of American English or do not reside in the United States.’
- ‘The researchers added that the finding held true regardless of whether the language spoken tends to emphasize nouns, as does American English, or verbs, as does Korean.’
- ‘The differences in words and meanings of words between British English and American English are a constant source of interest and amusement to me.’
- ‘I've been writing in American English so long that I have to stop and think about my audience whenever I write 'tap' or 'carpark' or 'jersey' or 'colour'.’
- ‘On that first day I asked if any of the kids spoke or read or understood languages other than American English.’
- ‘Bulgarians in the United States have likewise incorporated many American English words into their daily speech.’
- ‘It is often said, usually by Americans, that the spoken English of Shakespeare's day was closer in sound to present-day American English than it was to current British ‘received pronunciation’.’
- ‘So when you actually look at the future of the language, then I think we will gradually see a lessening of the influence of American English and an evening out of other forms of English.’
- ‘Today Continental European languages are borrowing words from American English.’
- ‘This derives from Beijing Mandarin and is about as similar to that dialect as American English is to British English.’
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