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ERIC Number: EJ790330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0011-8052
Perceptions about Representative English-Language Accents from Prospective and Practicing Providers of Business-Related Language Services in Argentina
Scott, James Calvert; Green, Diana J.; Rosewarne, David D.
Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, v46 n1 p30-49 Win 2004
The purposes of the study were (a) to identify perceptions about representative English-language accents from prospective and practicing providers of business-related language services residing in Argentina and (b) to examine the differences in their perceptions of these English-language accents. The respondents ranked the accents in this order: first, General American English; second, Received Pronunciation English; third, Indian English; fourth, Japanese English; fifth, Estuary English; and sixth, Australian English. Thirteen statistically significant differences were found to be related to demographic characteristics. Each of the studied English-language accents had an individualistic attribute profile pattern. Among other things, business educators and trainers should (a) encourage businesspersons and providers of business-related language services to select either General American English or Received Pronunciation English as their accent; (b) help those who speak other accents to modify their speech over time in the direction of one of these two international English-language standards; (c) serve as good accent role models for students and clients; and (d) conduct recommended related research. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Argentina; United Kingdom (England)