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ERIC Number: EJ1116170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0965-8416
Foreign Accentedness Revisited: Canadian and Singaporean Raters' Perception of Japanese-Accented English
Saito, Kazuya; Shintani, Natsuko
Language Awareness, v25 n4 p305-317 2016
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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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Singapore
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