British English American English Canadian English Australian English
is a language of English literature and of studying at school.
- In XVII—XVIII centaury settlers arrived in North America. Since then, American English has been influenced by the languages of the Native American population. That is a beginning of history of English language
There are some differences in lexis between British and American English.
There are some differences in pronunciation between British and American English.
The British use Present perfect (I have just arrived home). The American use past Simple (I just arrived home).
The first English speaking people in Canada were fishmen and businessmen, who came to Canada to sell their goods. But after 1780 a large number of American people moved to Canada
In 1970, Britain has ceased to rule over the colonies overseas. Australia gained independence. The country began to take their own individual characteristics. Language of the British, who came from all parts of the world, reflected in the culture of the indigenous population. It was a unique phenomenon, which was not shown anywhere else so clearly as here.