American English and Its Influence on British English

  •  Sevinj Mammadzada    


This article deals with the regional variants of English language and describes in detail the currently relevant reasons for the appearance of language dialects and their existence in modern English. The main theoretical basis of this research proves that one person’s individual speech is the result of mixing the regional varieties and their features. The research analyses foreign linguistical discussions about American variant of English and its influence on British English within different aspects. Various materials of scientific discussions, different authors’ ideas and various comments of Internet users are in the list of materials that were used in this article. Based on dynamic and temporal characteristics of a speech, the article highlights the key features of British and American English and their territorial varieties. It also examines the influence of American English on other regional variants on the pronunciation and grammatical norms. The main object of the study is English language with its regional varieties. Analysis shows that the language reflection stands for significant component of national and cultural self-knowledge of English people. The article expresses the influence of American English on British English: firstly, on everyday vocabulary, phrases and expressions. Secondly, in the case of the functional varieties, the American influence is present in the field of journalism, broadcasting (cinema, television, music and so on.), politics, travelling, economics and so on.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1923-869X
  • ISSN(Online): 1923-8703
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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