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dc.contributor.authorEisenchlas, Susanaen_US
dc.contributor.authorTsurutani, Chiharuen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:57:12Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:57:12Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-05-27T22:25:57Z
dc.identifier.issn01550640en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/41924
dc.description.abstractSociolinguistic research on attitudes towards language has revealed that native speakers of English are drawn towards those who share their native accent and respond cautiously, perhaps negatively, towards those speaking in 'accented' English (Lambert et al., 1960, 1992). These perceptions greatly disadvantage migrants in competitive job and educational markets. This study investigated perceptions held by Australian university students learning foreign languages towards lecturers with non-standard English accents. The investigators used a modified matched-guised technique to test students' responses to speech samples from six speakers, one Australian born and raised and five foreign born and raised. Results contrasted clearly with those of previous studies; students rated those who they heard as 'accented' speakers highly in many personality dimensions, suggesting the students' greater readiness to accept foreign accents. The results highlight the importance of foreign language learning in fostering acceptance of linguistic and cultural difference and in facilitating mutual understanding among groups, particularly in multicultural societies.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.format.extent155703 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonash University ePressen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://alaa.org.au/page/aral_journal.htmlen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom216en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto236en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Review of Applied Linguisticsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume34en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLanguage in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200405en_US
dc.titleYou sound attractive! Perceptions of accented English in a multilingual environmenten_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Languages and Linguisticsen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2011 ALAA and Monash University ePress. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper, prior to refereeing. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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