American English

  1. the English language as used in the United States
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  • Twelve business telephone conversations were analyzed in order to detect intercultural differences between speakers of Finnish and speakers of American English.
  • The word is most common in American English in combinations that denote various small birds, such as the titmouse or tomtit. Archive 2006-11-01
  • Notable breeds in this group include the beagle, basset hound, bloodhound, and the new breed for 2012—the American English coonhound. Westminster Dog Show 2012—as it happened
  • We are also indebted to Europeans for several words which, while probably of a native origin in this hemisphere, nonetheless seem to have entered North American English with indirect assistance from abroad: French -- particularly Canadian French -- imported toboggan, rubaboo VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VII No 4
  • Insisting that people should say data are, in spite of the fact that an American English speaker can’t use data are without sounding pretentious or outmoded, is stupid. 2008 August « Motivated Grammar
  • American English has the general term car for railway vehicles, which British English only uses in compounds, such as restaurant car or sleeping car.
  • Dialogues varying only in their intonation contour (specifically in pitch accent or boundary tone) were presented in a random order to 47 speakers of Midwestern American English.
  • On the pronunciation front: tighty and tidy get to be the same in pronunciation in American English via intervocalic flapping, which plays a role in a large number of reinterpretations, and plain spelling errors too.
  • Another important dialect is spoken by many African Americans. Sometimes this dialect is called "Ebonics, " but linguists call it "African-American English.
  • A similar sea-change has shifted the prestige variety of American English away from Boston or Charleston, and toward a hypothetic midwestern midpoint somewhere in northern Indiana. Prophesize Me!
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