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ERIC Number: ED072494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Pages: 31
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Stereotypes, Credibility, and Foreign Accented English Speech.
Ryan, Michael G.
Designed to measure the acceptability of foreign accents, this study describes the parameters of the stereotypes and credibility that Southwest American listeners attribute to French and Spanish accented English Speech. The paper is divided into four main sections--a review of the literature pertinent to the study topic, a description of the methodology of the study, the results of the data analysis, and a discussion of the results. Two hypotheses were tested: (1) Southwestern American listeners will attribute stereotypes of a more positive nature to standard English speakers than to French or Spanish accented speakers; and (2) Southwest American listeners will attribute greater credibility to standard English speakers than to French or Spanish accented speakers. Neither hypothesis was supported by the results, and, in rejecting the two research hypotheses, the author questions both the theory and research upon which the hypotheses were based and further examines the implications of the study. (Author/LG)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Assn. (58th, Chicago, December 27-30, 1972)