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American English

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Removed irrelevant statement about British society; imporved explanation of the perception and role of American English
The use of [[English]] in the [[United States]] was inherited as a result of British [[colonialism|colonization]] of the country which at the time was partly a British colony. The first wave of English-speaking settlers arrived in North America in the 17th century. During that time, there were also speakers in North America of [[Dutch]], [[French]], [[German]], [[Spanish]], [[Swedish]], [[Scots]], [[Welsh]], [[Irish]], [[Scottish Gaelic]], [[Finnish]], as well as numerous [[Native American]] languages. To a certain extent, the American dialect spoken commonly throughout the USA comes from the intertwining of many of these languages and dialects.
As In many ways, compared to British English, American society became more productive English differs in its grammar, phonology and vocabulary. Many of these differences were amplified by separate attempts in both Britain and efficient than the British, Americans began United States to emphasize economy standardize English usage. For example, Webster's dictionary was influential in language alsofirmly establishing many of the American spellings now in use today. President [[Teddy Roosevelt]], for example, endorsed an effort to remove spellings that many Americans perceived to be cumbersome and illogical spellings from the English language as used in America. The [[Chicago Tribune]] also embarked on its own effort to simplify spelling and make it more phonetic. These efforts were illustrative of a cultural movement away from arcane British English spellings and expressions.
Today , American English is simpler and more phonetic than often regarded as a distorted version of British Englishby native English speakers living outside North America. Sometimes as an expression of [[anti-American]] sentimentIn fact, howevermany international organizations, non-Americans will insist that use of arcane especially academic ones, regard British English is exclusively as proper English. The predominantly [[liberal]] [[Wikipedia]] suffers from an excess of British English, far beyond the proportional country of origins of contributors and readers.
[[Category:English language]]
[[Category:United States]]