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    Foreign accentedness revisited: Canadian and Singaporean raters’ perception of Japanese-accented English

    Saito, Kazuya and Shintani, N. (2016) Foreign accentedness revisited: Canadian and Singaporean raters’ perception of Japanese-accented English. Language Awareness 25 (4), pp. 305-317. ISSN 0965-8416.

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    Abstract

    The current study examined how two groups of native speakers – monolingual Canadians and multilingual Singaporeans – differentially perceive foreign accentedness in spontaneous second language (L2) speech. The Singaporean raters, who had exposure to various models of English and also spoke multiple L2s on a daily basis, demonstrated more lenient accent scores than the Canadian raters, who used North American English as their primary language of communication. Both of them used a similar processing strategy to make such accentedness judgements – drawing exclusively on the phonological aspects of L2 speech without taking into account the appropriate/complex use of L2 lexicogrammar.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Foreign accent, speech perception, second language pronunciation
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Kazuya Saito
    Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2016 14:56
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:38
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/16165

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