British and American Engl ish : What are the Differences?

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Title
British and American Engl ish : What are the Differences?
Title Alternative
イギリス英語とアメリカ英語 : その違いは?
Author
氏名 Fraser Simon A.
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別名
Subject
Language Varieties (言語の種類)
Prejudices (偏見)
Language Model (言語様式)
RP (イギリスのインテリ階層の英語(俗にBBC英語))
GA (アメリカで使われている標準英語)
Abstract

English has won the battle for paramount world language. It is the lan-guage used by the majority of the world's scientists,it is the language of the Internet,and most of the information stored throughout the globe on computers is in English. Its widespread use has resulted in the existence of many varieties,but most of these can be conveniently grouped into one of the two major ‘families' : British English and American English. In Japan,learners are exposed to both kinds,and my experiences as a language teacher here have prompted me to examine the differences between the two. The paper first of all investigates some commonly held attitudes and prejudices towards British and American English. After a brief look at the history of the English language and how the two varieties came to be different,the main differences between the two forms (of vocabulary,spelling,pronunciation,and grammar) are examined. The pedagogical implications of these differences,whether fact or prejudiced opinion,are then considered.

Journal Title
社会情報学研究
Volume
2
Spage
87
Epage
105
Published Date
1996-11
Publisher
呉大学社会情報学部
ISSN
1341-8459
NCID
AN10586239
Language
eng
NIIType
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version
出版社版
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