Students’ attitudes towards accents of English

Magne, Viktoria ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1305-9119 (2019) Students’ attitudes towards accents of English. New Vistas, 5 (1). pp. 32-37. ISSN 2056-9688 (In Press)

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Abstract

This report presents the results of a pedagogical intervention conducted at the University of West London with a group of first year undergraduate students. Previous research in social psychology and sociolinguistics indicates that language attitudes play an important role in how groups of speakers are perceived and evaluated based on their accent (Garrett, 2010). Given the multicultural nature of the University of London with a large population of ethnic minority students, international students and members of staff from across the globe, it was important to elicit students’ attitudes and beliefs about native and non-native accents of English. The task of examining students’ attitudes and beliefs about native and non-native accents of English is twofold: first, to elicit overt attitudes towards native and non-native accents of English and second, to prompt a critical reflection on the experience of providing accent judgements.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Language awareness, attitudes, accents
Subjects: Education
Education > Higher education
Social sciences
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Depositing User: Viktoria Magne
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2019 10:28
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 15:12
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/6207

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