When Did Colonial America Gain Linguistic Independence?

Posted On Jul 13, 2017


When Did Colonial America Gain Linguistic Independence?

“When did Americans start sounding funny to English ears? By the time the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, carefully composed in the richly-worded language of the day, did colonial Americans—who after all were British before they decided to switch to become American—really sound all that different from their counterparts in the mother country?”

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