Studiu de specialitate – British English vs American English

Autor: prof. Ovidiu Vintilă
Colegiul Tehnic „Costin D. Nenițescu” Pitești

English is spoken in many countries either as the mother tongue or as a second language. That’s why instead of „English” there are many „Englishes” – variations of the language. In this study I’ll focus on the two mostly commonly used versions of English – British and American English. Before we take a look at some of the differences between the two main types of English I’d like to stress that these differences are somewhat minor and with the ongoing internationalization of our modern world they could even said to be diminishing.
The few differences that exist between British and American English tend rather to enrich communication than slow it down.
Although not all my British readers might agree, I think that the American version of spoken English is becoming more and more dominant for several reasons. Let me give you an example to show you why American English has a stronger impact on British English than vice versa. Continuarea