Spoken English shows great variation across regions where it is the predominant
language. .... There is considerable variation within the accents of English across
England, one of the most obvious ....
Jan 9, 2012 ... At the time of the American Revolution, Americans and British people spoke the
same. It was the British accent that later diverged.
Everyone has one, whether you think you do or you don't. ... Today we'll take a
look at some of the reasons why people have different accents. ... Note how they
usually speak with British accents, even if they are in a land where English is not
You are partly correct that it has something to do with geography but there's more
to the story. ... Where in Britain do people have an accent similar to an American
accent? What do the British think of American accents? Phyllis Thesier, Speech ...
Jan 17, 2012 ... By the time we had recordings of both Americans and Brits some three ... Island
sounding like an uncorrupted Elizabethan-era English accent have .... Very sorry
to correct you, but it does sound that way to American ears.
The reason for this is that it is faster to spread an accent (let's call it a dialect) by
moving people than it is to generate new dialects. England is where English ...
The short answer is: divergent evolution and different settlement histories in
different parts of .... Why do the makers of American films hire British and
Australian people to play Americans? Is it the British accent that has changed
over the past ...
Jun 16, 2014 ... Where do accents and dialects come from? ... the USA was settled by people
fleeing prosecution from the British, why don't we (in present day) ...
Jul 30, 2014 ... Why Don't British Singers Have British Accents When They Sing? ... Have you
ever wondered why British singers don't “sound British” when .... People Are
Calling This Song The Anthem Of The Women's March Movement.
Mar 19, 2014 ... Most people assume that the British have always basically talked like that, .....
Also, a question - do we think that the Boston accent is non-rhotic ...