Any dialect of English has unique features in pronunciation, vocabulary, and
grammar. ... Some regional accents, such as Pennsylvania Dutch English, are
easily identified by certain ... show]Varieti...
Is there a standard English accent? ... one of the high prestige 'reference' accents
(such as 'General American' or, less commonly, 'RP'), ... And not everyone who
comes from the same place speaks the same: in any place there is a variety of
accents. ... When groups become distinct, the way they speak becomes dis...
The Great Vowel Shift of the 1500's didn't affect northern English dialects, which
came ... of Great Britain, there are more dialects of English in Britain than in
America, Canada, ... New York English, as a special variety of general New
England speech, ... Recently, New York has given American English such terms
as: Yuppie ...
Place and upbringing Dialects and grammar Early approaches: lexis, pho. ...
Such a variety could be associated with a particular place or region or, rather
more ... But whether the focus is regional or social, there are two important
matters that need to be ... By subscribing to the definition of 'dialect' as a distinct
Popular terms for this accent, such as 'The Queen's English', 'Oxford English' or ...
The Queen, for instance, speaks an almost unique form of English, while the ...
RP is probably the most widely studied and most frequently described variety of
... He chose not to include pronunciation suggestions as he felt there w...
Apr 15, 2013 ... Many of the Northern dialects can trace their roots to this dialect .... One such
region that is notable for the many archaic features in its ... are - used in Britain, it
has also developed a large number of unique features of its own.
Southern American English (SAE) is the most widely recognized regional dialect
... from South Carolina recognized SAE as a distinct variety of American English.
... polite (and often not so polite) condescension to their speech by non-
Southerners. In spite of its low status outside of the South and of standardizing
forces such ...
I don't know of any English varieties that are truly unintelligible, at least after a bit
... to most English native speakers but not considered distinct languages (either ...
what constitutes a language, dialect or simply a strong accent, hence there is ...
There are also always the anecdotes of Canadians also 'sounding' halfway ...
That is, Canadians can claim to speak a distinct variety of English that has the
English ... time both allowed for Canadian English to diverge from other American
dialects, ... Amid such testimonials is evidence that the English of Upper Canada
BBC English An incorrect reference to the accent known to linguists as Received
... There are other factors involved here such as whether two languages are ..... in
a certain place, i.e. it denotes a geographically distinct variety of a language.