Issues in Accents of English 2: Variability and Norm

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This book explores variability and norm in accent production and perception by native and non-native speakers of English. The issues discussed range from description of selected phenomena in native and non-native accents of English, analysis of similarities and differences between accents, their intelligibility and attitudinal value, through reports on the role of identity and motivation in learning English pronunciation, research methods in pronunciation teaching and ultimate attainment, to discussion of ...

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Overview

This book explores variability and norm in accent production and perception by native and non-native speakers of English. The issues discussed range from description of selected phenomena in native and non-native accents of English, analysis of similarities and differences between accents, their intelligibility and attitudinal value, through reports on the role of identity and motivation in learning English pronunciation, research methods in pronunciation teaching and ultimate attainment, to discussion of different aspects of stress, rhythm and timing in the organisation of speech. The volume contains contributions based on original data collected and analysed by researchers active in the fields of accent variability and English pronunciation teaching. The studies adopt sociolinguistic and/or applied linguistics perspectives in their descriptive and experimental accounts of native and non-native accents, addressing questions as to the sources of variability and the nature of the norms accepted or imposed in language acquisition and usage. By bringing the results of numerous studies into the foreground, the volume hopes to contribute to accent and pronunciation teaching and stimulate further discussion in the field of applied phonetics.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781443817363
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Pages: 382
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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Ewa Waniek-Klimczak is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Lodz, Poland. Her teaching and research focus on second language phonetics and phonology, sociolinguistics, language varieties and English pronunciation. Over the years, she has organized conferences on teaching English phonetics and phonology and variability in native and non-native accents of English and edited or co-edited books containing contributions to the field, including Accents and Speech in Teaching English Phonetics and Phonology (co-edited with J. P. Melia, Peter Lang 2002) and Issues in Accents of English (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2008). She is also editor of the journal Research in Language, published annually by Versita and the University of Lodz.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

Part 1 Accent Production and Perception

Quality, Quantity and Intelligibility of Vowels in Vietnamese-Accented English Una Cunningham 3

Foreign Accent and Levels of Analysis: Interference between English and Croatian Visnja Josipovic Smojver 23

Phonetic Properties of Euro-English - Empirical Evidence Agnieszka Bryla 37

Native and Non-Native Perception of Foreign-Accented Speech: do Polish and English Raters have the Same Ear for Nativelikeness? Marta Nowacka 61

Dialect Handbooks and the Acquisition of Stage Accents - a Critical Study Shane Walshe 97

Listener Attitudes to Male and Female Voices Jolanta Szpyra-Kozlowska Ilona Pawlak 115

Which WAY do Scottish Monophthongs GO? Charting Vowel Variation in Scottish Standard English Ole Sch├╝tzler 133

Analysis of the Pronunciations of Selected Items from the CLOTH Lexical Set in General American Przemyslaw Ostalski 147

Part 2 Teaching English Pronunciation

Teaching Foreign Language Pronunciation: Issues in Research Focus and Methodology Miroslaw Pawlak 169

Addressing Individual Learner Needs in the Pronunciation Classroom: the Role of Identity and Motivation Deirdre Murphy 185

SLEFL Pronunciation, or: on Teaching and Learning EFL Pronunciation in Second Life Wlodzimierz Sobkowiak 201

Clashes with Ashes Wiktor Gonet Jolanta Szpyra-Kozlowska Radoslaw Swiecinski 213

The Ultimate Attainment of English Pronunciation by Polish College Students: a Longitudinal Study Marta Nowacka 233

Part 3 Stress, Rhythm and Timing

Theoretical Modelling of Word-Level Isochrony in English Tomasz Ciszewski 261

Rhythmic Variability in Native Accents of English Anna Gralinska-Brawata 275

The acquisition of Vowel Reduction by Polish students of English Wiktor Gonet Jolanta Szpyra-Kozlowska Radoslaw Swiecinski 291

The Weak Forms of TO in the Pronunciation of Polish Learners of English Andrzej Porzuczek 309

Unstressed Unreduced English Vowels in the Speech of Polish Students - a Developmental Study Wiktor Gonet Jolanta Szpyra-Kozlowska Radoslaw Swiecinski 325

Preceding Vowel Duration as a Cue to the Consonant Voicing Contrast: Perception Experiments with Polish-English Bilinguals Arkadiusz Rojczyk 341

Dispelling the Myth of Word-Final Obstruent Voicing in English: New Facts and Pedagogical Implications Wiktor Gonet 361

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