Does an ideal form of “standard English” exist?
Foreign demand to learn American standard English , featuring distinct accent and pronunciation characteristics, continues to grow exponentially. This is due to the pervasiveness of American culture in forms of mass media. The question of whether a foreign student of world languages should learn Standard American English or British English is largely determined by where they will be living for a given period, and the form of English used by their associates. Researchers have argued that trying to teach a standardized English complete with agreed upon words and phrases is impossible, and ignores contributions made to the language by dialects all over the world. An oversight of this magnitude could cause individuals unfamiliar with the cultures that spawned these dialects to make stereotypical assumptions about speakers whose speech is laden with dialect and phrasing
Many people want to learn the American way of speaking with the hopes of landing a job in a multinational company based in the United States or a job within the United States itself. There are many personal and career advantages that can be attained if one dedicates themselves to mastering the American accent.
Some Differences Between American and British English
Some British English speakers find the American English accent to be slower and nasally in contrast to the standard British dialect. Most notably, the letter r in the American accent is clearly evident at the end of words. This emphasis on the r means that Americans speak with rhotic accents while the British speak with nonrhotic accents. Thus, anyone used to speaking British English who wishes to get rid of their accent must practice the rhotic style of speaking and learn how to pronounce the hard