Speaking about the historic causes of these deviations it is necessary to mention that American English is based the Chosen in 1940 on the language imported to the new continent at the time of the first settlements, that is on the English of the 17th century. Dialects of the same language are often mutually intelligible. The trend to shorten words and to use initial abbreviations is even more pronounced than in the British variant. Cambridge University Press, Mar 4, 2010. Language is a fascinating subject, and it can be studied under various categories such as phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Neither is it a separate language, as some American authors, like. Another big group of peculiarities as compared with the English of Great Britain is caused by some specific features of pronunciation, stress or spelling standards, such as ae for in ask, dance, path, etc., or Ie for ei in made, day and some other. Regional accents of English. 1, english speakers from different countries and regions use a variety of different accents (systems of pronunciation as well as various localized words and grammatical constructions; many different dialects can be identified based on these factors. A Dictionary of Varieties of English.
With the passage of time, they become a part of the language. The Americans use the noun sidewalk for this, while pavement with them means 'the roadway'. Is a boy friend. Local dialects are varieties of the English language peculiar to some districts and having no normalized literary form. From the lexical point of view one shall have to deal only with a heterogeneous set of Americanisms. Mikes goes as far as to say: "It was decided almost two hundred years ago that English should be the language spoken in the United States. Although not sufficiently great to warrant American English the status of an independent language, it is considerable enough to make a mixture of variants sound unnatural, so that students of English should be warned against this danger. What is Dialect, dialect is a version of a language spoken in a particular geographical area or by a particular group of people. The Spanish borrowings like cafeteria, mustang, ranch, sombrero, etc.
It is the official language of Wales, Scotland, in Gibraltar and on the island of Malta. The term variant or variety appears most appropriate for several reasons. As to the toponyms, for instance, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Utah (all names of Indian tribes or other names of towns, rivers and states named by Indian words, it must be borne in mind that in all countries of the world towns, rivers and the. "What about Roy Stewart?" asked the man in bed.