Non-native speaker attitudes toward non-native English accents

dc.contributor.advisorHinrichs, Larsen
dc.creatorEpiscopo, Sarah Ashleyen
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-17T20:17:51Zen
dc.date.available2013-01-17T20:17:51Zen
dc.date.issued2009-05en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThe increasing number of proficient, non-native English speakers, both in U.S. academic institutions and around the globe, warrants considerable investigation into possible norms developing within non-native to non-native interactions. This report analyzes attitudes toward accent, a prominent indicator of foreignness, within non-native English speaker interactions. It presents relevant research on this topic, and it summarizes some of the major findings of an online survey that examined what attitudes, if any, non-native listeners may form on the basis of accent alone when listening to other non-native English speakers. The results suggest that listeners base attitude judgments more on native-likeness than on intelligibility. Also, speakers’ perceptions of their own non-native accent are more negative than how they actually rate themselves as compared to others.en
dc.description.departmentLinguisticsen
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/19153en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subjectEnglish languageen
dc.subjectEnglish language--Accents and accentuationen
dc.subjectNon-native speakeren
dc.titleNon-native speaker attitudes toward non-native English accentsen
thesis.degree.departmentLinguisticsen
thesis.degree.disciplineLinguisticsen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen
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