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dc.contributor.authorTsurutani, Chiharuen_US
dc.contributor.editorProfessor John Edwardsen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:41:45Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:41:45Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2013-12-03T00:06:35Z
dc.identifier.issn01434632en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01434632.2012.697465en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47883
dc.description.abstractForeign-accented speakers are generally regarded as less educated, less reliable and less interesting than native speakers and tend to be associated with cultural stereotypes of their country of origin. This discrimination against foreign accents has, however, been discussed mainly using accented English in English-speaking countries. This study investigates the attitudes of Japanese people towards foreign-accented Japanese and their difference depending on the area of their residency, which will provide a valuable comparison to previous studies on the attitude towards foreign accent. Two groups of participants, one living in a metropolitan area and the other in a rural area, listened to a short Japanese passage spoken by Japanese native speakers and non-native (native English) speakers, and evaluated what they thought of each speaker's likely personality, job and social status. The participants rated native speakers higher than non-native speakers in Competence and Integrity, and rated both types of speakers equally only in Social attractiveness. The results reveal that despite some admiration of and respect for western culture in Japanese society, when their judgement is based on auditory speech, Japanese participants evaluate fluent native speakers of Japanese more favourably than foreign-accented speakers.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom589en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto603en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Multilingual and Multicultural Developmenten_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume33en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLanguage Studies not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLanguage, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200399en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode209999en_US
dc.titleEvaluation of speakers with foreign-accented speech in Japan: the effect of accent produced by English native speakersen_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 78850 Taylor & Francis. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2012
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