Data shows Americanization of English is rising

The influence of American English has become so widespread that its reach is even felt within the UK. Perhaps that cultural shift is no surprise, as a new study documents the speed at which the English language has shifted across the world. 

The Fall of the Empire: The Americanization of English analyzed 15 million digitized books published between 1800 and 2010, as well as over 30 million geolocated tweets. The authors searched for differences in vocabulary (eggplant v aubergine, or liquor store v off-licence) as well as differences in spelling (estrogen v oestrogen, or travelling v traveling).

Read the complete article here.  

©2014 The British Schools, Founded 1908 - All rights reserved
Phone: (598) 2600 34 21 - Fax: (598) 2601 63 38 - Máximo Tajes 6421 - Montevideo - Uruguay