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dc.contributor.authorEisenchlas, SA
dc.contributor.authorTsurutani, C
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:52:51Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:52:51Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.modified2012-05-27T22:25:57Z
dc.identifier.issn0155-0640
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.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.format.extent155703 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMonash University ePress
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://alaa.org.au/page/aral_journal.html
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom216
dc.relation.ispartofpageto236
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Review of Applied Linguistics
dc.relation.ispartofvolume34
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive and computational psychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLinguistics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociolinguistics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode5204
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4704
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode470411
dc.titleYou sound attractive! Perceptions of accented English in a multilingual environment
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Languages and Linguistics
gro.rights.copyright© 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.
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorEisenchlas, Susana A.


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