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Exploring native speaker and non-native speaker accents: The English as a Lingua Franca perspective

Karpal Singh, Paramjit Kaur and Raman, Arumugam (2014) Exploring native speaker and non-native speaker accents: The English as a Lingua Franca perspective. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 155. pp. 253-259. ISSN 1877-0428

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The relevance of the ideology of the native–speaker (NS) as a model and target in English language teaching (ELT) has over the recent years been increasingly questioned with the emergence of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF).Accents that do not conform to NS standards are termed as ‘foreign’ and are usually considered to be something to get rid of by training.This study examines how non-native speakers (NNS) of English view NNS accents in relation to NS accents.The findings show that the respondents consistently ranked NS accents higher than NNS in terms of correctness, acceptability, pleasantness and familiarity.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: International Conference on Communication and Media 2014 (i-COME’14), Organised by School of Multimedia Technology and Communication, UUM, 18 - 20 October, 2014, Holiday Villa Beach Hotel and Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: English as a lingua franca; accent; native speaker accents; non-native speaker accents; Malaysia
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: School of Education & Modern Languages
Depositing User: Dr. Paramjit Kaur A/P Karpal Singh
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2015 01:36
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 01:24
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/13033

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