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United States (ICE-USA) @ ICE-corpora.net

The American ICE project is jointly coordinated by 

Professor Charles F. Meyer
Bilingual/ESL Program
University of Massachusetts-Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd,
Boston
Massachusetts 02125-3393
USA

Email: meyer@cs.umb.edu
 

Hongyin Tao
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
290 Royce Hall
Los Angeles
CA 90095
USA

Email: ht37@ucla.edu
 
Professor John Du Bois
Department of Linguistics
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara CA 93106-3100

Email: dubois@linguistics.ucsb.edu

The ICE USA project includes the Santa Barbara Corpus of Spoken American English

 

American English, often called 'US English' or the 'American' language, is spoken throughout the United States. It is the main language in governmental administration, education, business, media and the legal system across the US. It is estimated that 86% of the population speak English at home (1990 census). There is no law stipulating English as an official language, although a number of states have attempted to introduce highly controversial 'English only' laws in recent years. The US has a long tradition of English dictionaries, starting with the renowned Webster's dictionary, which was originally published in 1828. Population: c. 275 million.

Reading
Cassidy, F.G. (1994) Geographical Variation of English in the United States. In Bailey, R.W, & M. Görlach (eds) English as World Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.177-209.
Toon, T.E. (1994) Variation in Contemporary American English. In Bailey, R.W, & M. Görlach (eds) English as World Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.210-249.
Kovecses, Z. (2000) American English: An Introduction. Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press.

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