Standard English (often shortened to S.E. within linguistic circles) refers to whatever form of the English language is accepted as a national norm in an Anglophone country. It encompasses grammar, vocabulary, and spelling. In the British Isles, particularly in England and Wales, it is often associated with: the "Received Pronunciation" accent (there are several variants of the accent) and UKSE (United Kingdom Standard English), which refers to grammar and vocabulary. In Scotland the standard is Scottish Standard English. In the United States it is generally associated with the "General American" accent, and in Australia with General Australian. Unlike the case of other standard languages, however, there is no official or central regulating body defining Standard English.
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... Although there is no contraction for am not in standard English, there are certain colloquial or dialectal forms that may fill this role ... These may be used in declarative sentences, whose standard form contains I am not, and in questions, with standard form am I not? In the declarative case the standard contraction I'm not is available, but this ... not" exists in Scots, and has been borrowed into Scottish English by many speakers ...
... "Wikipedia" is an example of a portmanteau it combines the word "wiki" with the word "encyclopedia" ... Portmanteau words may be produced by joining together proper nouns with common nouns, such as "gerrymandering", which refers to the scheme of Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry for politically contrived redistricting one of the districts created resembled a salamander in outline ...
... With rare exceptions, Standard Englishes use either American or British spelling systems, or a mixture of the two (such as in Canadian English and Australian English spelling) ... Further information American and British English spelling differences ...
... Leeward Caribbean Creole English, also known by the names of the various islands on which it is spoken (Antiguan Creole, Saint Kitts Creole, etc.) is an English-based creole ... and islanders often use it in combination with Standard English ... The tendency to switch back and forth from Creole to Standard English often seems to correlate with the class status of the speaker ...
... Scottish (Standard) English is the result of language contact between Scots and the Standard English of England after the 17th century ... The resulting shift towards Standard English by Scots-speakers resulted in many phonological compromises and lexical transfers, often mistaken for mergers by linguists unfamiliar with the ... Highland English has been influenced by Gaelic ...
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