American-ness and the "not American" accents. How immigrants contributed to the evolution of American language in a positive way (language more flexible, answering to the necessity for a new language).
America as a melting pot of languages (not just British!): hundreds of languages since its creation (Native Americans, Spanish, French). Political documents written in English, not in French - because of America's anxiety of differing from other nations. American-ness as criteria of excellence. ...Show more