English language in England

  • the english language spoken and written in england encompasses a diverse range of accents and dialects. the dialect forms part of the broader british english, along with other varieties in the united kingdom. terms used to refer to the english language spoken and written in england include: english english,[1][2] anglo-english[3][4] and british english in england.

    the related term 'british english' has many ambiguities and tensions in the word 'british', so it can be used and interpreted in multiple ways,[5] but it is usually reserved to describe the features common to anglo-english, welsh english and scottish english (england, wales and scotland are the three traditional countries on the island of great britain; the main dialect of the fourth country of the united kingdom, northern ireland, is ulster english, which is generally considered a dialect of hiberno-english).

  • general features
  • change over time
  • overview of regional accents
  • southern england
  • south west england
  • east anglia
  • midlands
  • northern england
  • examples of accents used by public figures
  • regional english accents in the media
  • see also
  • notes
  • references
  • further reading
  • external links

The English language spoken and written in England encompasses a diverse range of accents and dialects. The dialect forms part of the broader British English, along with other varieties in the United Kingdom. Terms used to refer to the English language spoken and written in England include: English English,[1][2] Anglo-English[3][4] and British English in England.

The related term 'British English' has many ambiguities and tensions in the word 'British', so it can be used and interpreted in multiple ways,[5] but it is usually reserved to describe the features common to Anglo-English, Welsh English and Scottish English (England, Wales and Scotland are the three traditional countries on the island of Great Britain; the main dialect of the fourth country of the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, is Ulster English, which is generally considered a dialect of Hiberno-English).