Accent and Identity in Learner Varieties of English
Accent and Identity in Learner Varieties of English
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This mixed-methods study investigates the link between accent and identity in an English as a lingua franca setting. The subjects, German and French university students living in Scandinavia, pursue their study programmes and every-day lives in English. A quantitative speech data analysis of eight phonetic features describes the speakers?… (more)

This mixed-methods study investigates the link between accent and identity in an English as a lingua franca setting. The subjects, German and French university students living in Scandinavia, pursue their study programmes and every-day lives in English. A quantitative speech data analysis of eight phonetic features describes the speakers? accents, while a qualitative analysis of introspective interview data exhibits how they differ in terms of identity. The results provide an in-depth understanding of individuals using English as a lingua franca. Do the German and French speakers of English alter or keep their foreign accents in order to express identity in the seemingly neutral Scandinavian setting?

 

Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 23, 2018)

Page count: 368 pages

File size: 5 MB

Protection: Drm+lcp

Language: English

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