American English


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American English

n.
The English language as used in the United States.
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Amer′ican Eng′lish


n.
the English language as spoken and written in the U.S.
[1800–10, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.American English - the English language as used in the United StatesAmerican English - the English language as used in the United States
English, English language - an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
AAVE, African American English, African American Vernacular English, Black English, Black English Vernacular, Black Vernacular, Black Vernacular English, Ebonics - a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States
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Translations
americká angličtina
Amerikanisches Englisch
amerikanenglanti
anglais américain
amerikai angol
inglese americano
アメリカ英語米英語米語
amerikansk-engelsk
amerykański angielski
amerikansk engelska
Amerikan İngilizcesi
美國英語
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By separating each segment of American English for thorough examination, Ragains hopes to help readers better understand and articulate their common language.
According to the National Research Council's Committee on the Prevention of Reading Difficulties in Young Children (Snow, Burns, & Griffin, 1998), speaking a dialect of English, or nonmainstream American English (NMAE), may be one risk factor for reading difficulties.
The study does not Imply that children should avoid learning AAVE, as the authors point out that it is a distinct dialect similar to variants like Cockney British and Appalachian American English, and advocate for efforts to eliminate discrimination against speakers of different vernaculars.
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If the previous letter was an example of "proper English," then I am delighted that my children are learning American English so I can be assured that they will at least know proper grammar.

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