Essays Tagged: "American English"

The Ever Changing English Language. How has the American English dialect changed over the years? What are the three main areas of change?

wildfire. From country to country, the dialect changed and formed different English. Of all these, American English is one of the most understood. Dominatingthe United States, American English has ch ... Through hyperboles, understatements, elevation, degradation, generalization, and specification, the American English language has changed greatly. From colonial days to the new millenium, the dialect ...

(2 pages) 152 0 4.2 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

American English

und 1600 AD was the English colonization of North America and the subsequent creation of a distinct American dialect. Some pronunciations and usages "froze" when they reached the American shore. In ce ... cts, American English is closer to the English of Shakespeare than modern British English is. Some "Americanisms" that the British decry are actually originally British expressions that were preserved ...

(1 pages) 90 1 4.1 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Main differences between British and American English- an overview

American English is now different from its British mother and we could say it is more than another d ... ore than another dialect due to its importance nowadays. At the beginning of its history, after the American emancipation, there were two opposite attitudes towards the language: those who wanted to e ... y British colonies, linguistic emancipation was a consequence of politics.The growing importance of American English is also due to politics: after World War II, when the United States assumed a more ...

(3 pages) 116 0 4.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Difference between the synonym group:offer, suggest, propose yell, scream, gaze, look;

ommittee's proposal to raise local taxes | George's suggestion that we go skating tonight In spoken English people do not usually say I suggest that but rather Let's or Why don't we?: Let's go for a C ...

(13 pages) 36 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Should English Be the Language of America?

al problems but you would not think English is one of them. "Census figures show that 97 percent of Americans over the age of five are fluent in English." There are 23 states that adopted English as t ... as their official language. Newt Gingrich said," without English as a common language, there is no (American} civilization. U.S. English wants to reduce the teaching of bilingual education and replace ...

(1 pages) 96 1 3.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

English Grammar: The Subjunctive And The Conditionals

to say expressions of recommendation, resolution, demand etc. The mandative subjunctive is used in American English and is characteristic of formal styles of communication. In less formal situations ...

(3 pages) 73 3 3.9 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Grammar

Ways to Improve Your English Speaking

English speaking has many values and is important for people in every country, people who meet with ... ant for people in every country, people who meet with different people and share different culture. English language is going up the national border of its origin in this century. There are lots of be ... the national border of its origin in this century. There are lots of benefits to learn language and English speaking.Firstly, the English grammar. The English language is very important to be able to ...

(1 pages) 32 0 3.3 May/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Cultural Attack

lass where students are only asked to read and know the materials but lack the understanding, Asian American English can help students with different backgrounds have a better understanding of the mat ... ess tougher time displaying their thoughts and researches on paper.Another reason why I chose Asian American Studies over the regular English class is because I find myself writing more and better whe ...

(1 pages) 396 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers


hrough playschool, Sesame Street and the likes that I bettered my English and acquired my partially American-oriented accent. A Vietnamese kid growing up in Australia but having an American accent. Th ...

(4 pages) 279 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Passive Voice of Modal Verbs

he first one, Thomas Harris’s Hannibal, is a thriller fiction for adult readers. The book uses American English. The second book, J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, uses Br ... nly children, so in my opinion, the language should be simpler to be understood. On the other hand, American English is known for its tendency towards simplicity of the language. It would be interesti ...

(18 pages) 4179 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies