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|American English is, without doubt, the most influential and powerful variety of English in the world today. There are many reasons for this . First, the United States is, at present, the most powerful nation on earth and such power always brings with it influence. Indeed, the distinction between a dialect and a language has frequently been made by reference to power. As has been said, A language is a dialect with an army. Second, America’s political influence is extended through American popular culture, in particular through the international reach of American films (movies, of course) and music. As Kahane has pointed out, The internationally dominant position of a culture results in a forecful expansion of its language. The expansion of language contributes to the prestige of the culture behind it. Third, the international prominence of American English is closely associated with the extraordinary quick development of communications technology. Microsoft English, although of course this can be changed to suit one’s own circumstances. In short, the increased influence of American English is caused by political power and the resultant diffusion of American culture and media, technological advance and the rapid development of communications technology.|
American English is the most influential variety of English language today because as the most powerful nation on earth, the united states exerts not just its almighty political prowess, but also extends its soft power through channels of popular culture and its dominance in rapid technological advancement further strengthened popularity of American English.