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who settled in New England were from urban areas, where they didnt pronounce their r's,
because that was the fancy accent. People from Virginia were more from Southern Britain
where they pronounced their r's. 3. Describe the historical situation of English in the following locations:
- Large number of French colonists at ﬁrst, French is still very popular. Canada: Lots of other settlers came from America, it was the Americans that still supported the British so after the revolutionary war, they went to
Canada to still be part of the Crown. - The Caribbean: Massive amount of people brought from Africa as slaves, Spanish colonists, signiﬁcant inﬂuence of Irish speakers
on the Caribbean. Pigeon languages developed. When kids grow up speaking the Pigeon language it becomes
more complicated and becomes a Creole language. The kids naturally developed the language Australia and New Zealand: Large settling population were prisoners from London, Australia was a prison colony. Lots of Irish
people who werent happy with British rule were brought to Au...
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2013 for the course LING 111 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.
- Fall '08