What explains the difference between English and American accents? On this episode of Reasonably Sound, Mike Rugnetta explains that this spoken phenomenon starts with the written word.
Hudson Cycle – Nico Muhly
I’m Afraid of Americans (V1) – David Bowie
Americans – Oneohtrix Point Never
Paper Crumpling R – Sesame Street
Messages Received – Cabaret Voltaire
On American versus English Spelling:
Why Do Brits and Americans Spell Words Differently?
Americanize, Anglicise: Why Do Brits And Yanks Spell Words Differently?
Present Day American Spelling from The Cambridge History of the English Language, Volume 6
Main Sources for this Episode:
A History of the English Language by Elly van Gelderen
Linguistics for Everyone: An Introduction by Kristin Denham, Anne Lobeck
Why Do Americans and Brits Have Different Accents?
When Did Americans Lose Their British Accents?
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