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The Missing Lorry: A study of which English variety is more common among Swedish students
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

English is a global language that is spoken by the majority of the people in Sweden. The Swedish education of the English language has been based on the British variety since the end of World War II. However, with the introduction of American movies, music, and television shows into the Swedish media, the number of Swedes who use the American English variety has increased. Because of the strong influence of American media, it has become more common to meet Swedes who speak a mix of British and American English. This present study was made to investigate which English variety is more common in Sweden. A survey was made compile data from a total of 30 participants of different ages and linguistic backgrounds. Instead of analyzing the accent and pronunciation of the participants, the testing focuses mainly on how Swedes use English vocabulary (would they say the American corn or the British maize?) and how they spell certain words (such as humor or humour).

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2018. , p. 30
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American, British, Vocabulary, Spelling, Variety
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-158007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-158007DiVA, id: diva2:1230936
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Available from: 2018-09-18 Created: 2018-07-04 Last updated: 2018-09-18Bibliographically approved

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