What are the languages of North America?

What are the languages of North America?

The most widely spoken languages in North America (which includes Central America and the Caribbean islands) are English, Spanish, and to a lesser extent French, and especially in the Caribbean, creole languages lexified by them.

What are the 30 American English dialects?

Regional and local American English

  • Northern American English.
  • Metropolitan New York English.
  • Southeast Super-Regional English.
  • Western American English.
  • Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh) English.

How many types of dialects are there?

Even though it is impossible to estimate the exact number of dialects in the English language that are spoken around the world, it is estimated that over 160 different English dialects exist around the world.

What kind of dialects are there in America?

American English:

  • Cultural and ethnic American English. African American English. African-American Vernacular English (“Ebonics”)
  • Regional and local American English. Northern American English.
  • Extinct or near-extinct American English. Boontling.
  • American English-based hybrid languages (creoles or pidgins) Angloromani.

Where can I find data on North American English dialects?

A group of linguists had been gathering data on North American English dialects using a web-based survey. They asked for our help, and some of you helped with this survey. This survey is now closed, with 3903 total responses in December 2012. You can see some preliminary results at: pantheon.yale.edu/~clb3/NorthAmericanDialects.

What is regional dialect according to Richard Nordquist?

by Richard Nordquist. Updated February 02, 2018. A regional dialect is a distinct form of a language spoken in a particular geographical area. It is also known as a regiolect or topolect. If the form of speech transmitted from a parent to a child is a distinct regional dialect, that dialect is said to be the child’s vernacular.

Why are there different regional dialects in the United States?

“Some differences in U.S. regional dialects may be traced to the dialects spoken by colonial settlers from England. Those from southern England spoke one dialect and those from the north spoke another.

Is there such a thing as a Newfoundland accent?

Many of these dialects maintain some Scottish or Irish features, as they were first settled by these groups. The most notable of these accents is the Newfoundland Dialect, which in some cases sounds much more like an Irish accent than a North American one.