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Euro-English Accents : Pride and Prejudice

Larson Bergstedt, Britta (2005)
General Linguistics
Abstract
This study considered whether or not 20 female Swedish high school students(the listeners) responded differently to and to what extent were able to correctly identify nine European female non-native English speakers and if contact amounting to more than one month with a foreign culture affected their reponses. The connection between identity and language, Euro-English and attitude studies serve as a background to an 18 question 6-point Likert scale language attitude survey based on power, solidarity, and competence qualities.The resulting data revealed that differences were perceived by listeners and that the amount of contact may somewhat negatively affect attitudes, scoring and accent identification.
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  abstract     = {This study considered whether or not 20 female Swedish high school students(the listeners) responded differently to and to what extent were able to correctly identify nine European female non-native English speakers and if contact amounting to more than one month with a foreign culture affected their reponses. The connection between identity and language, Euro-English and attitude studies serve as a background to an 18 question 6-point Likert scale language attitude survey based on power, solidarity, and competence qualities.The resulting data revealed that differences were perceived by listeners and that the amount of contact may somewhat negatively affect attitudes, scoring and accent identification.},
  author       = {Larson Bergstedt, Britta},
  keyword      = {Engelska språket i Europa,Euro-English,Engelska - uttal - Europa,Identitet och språk,Språkfördomar,Engelska som andraspråk,Language learning,Språkinlärning,English,Engelska,Phonetics, phonology,Fonetik, fonologi,Applied linguistics, foreign languages teaching, sociolinguistics,Tillämpad lingvistik, undervisning i främmande språk, sociolingvistik},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Euro-English Accents : Pride and Prejudice},
  year         = {2005},
}