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British English and american English: are they becoming one ?
Halmstad University, School of Humanities (HUM).
1997 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]
British and American English vocabulary affect one another more and more through for example television, movies etc. The lexical differences between the two dialects are explained in a typology that classifies the differences into certain groups. To be able to find out which dialect influences the other the most or if they influence each equally, and if the two dialects are diverging or converging British and American words have been picked out from lists stating the frequency of each word. The lists are from the early 1960s and the 1990s. By using a mathematical formula the frequencies are turned into coefficients. The coefficient differences between British and American English are compared and from these results a conclusion is drawn. The result of the investigation indicates that British and American English influence each other equally and that they are on their way to converge.
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1997.
Keywords [en]
British English, American English, typology, coefficient differences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-7717Local ID: U1623OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-7717DiVA, id: diva2:362784
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Humanities, Theology
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Denna uppsats kan beställas från arkivet / This paper can be ordered from the archive. Kontakta / Contact: arkivet@hh.seAvailable from: 2010-11-09 Created: 2010-11-09Bibliographically approved

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