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Tokumoto, Mina; Shibata, Miki – World Englishes, 2011
According to previous studies, Japanese EFL learners who wish to acquire American or British English pronunciation are reluctant to speak their L1-accented English. In view of this tendency, the present study examined the attitudes of Asian learners toward their L1-accented English. University students from Japan, South Korea, and Malaysia…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Pronunciation, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Evans, Betsy E. – World Englishes, 2010
Research from populations around the world on attitudes to varieties of English is essential in order to have a better understanding of how the complexities of globalization play a role in the form of English as a world language. To that end, university students in China were asked to name countries around the world where they believe English is…
Descriptors: Stimuli, Language Role, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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Lanteigne, Betty – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
Jumbled sentence items in language assessment have been criticized by some authors as inauthentic. However, unscrambling jumbled sentences is a common occurrence in real-world communication in English as a lingua franca. Naturalistic inquiry identified 54 instances of jumbled sentence use in daily life in Dubai/Sharjah, where English is widely…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Test Items, Language Tests
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English, Alan – Educational Considerations, 2020
After-school programs have been demonstrated or theorized to be associated with a wide variety of positive youth outcomes and have become a more widely-accepted aspect of the greater educational system. One of the most commonly-cited vehicles for these positive outcomes is relationships developed within the after-school program. This paper…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Adolescent Attitudes, Religion, Private Financial Support
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Phuengpitipornchai, Kukiet; Teo, Adisa – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2021
The objectives of this study were to explore foreign tourists' responses to Thai English, a variety of English emerging in Thailand, in terms of comprehensibility, and to identify the linguistic features that made Thai English incomprehensible. One hundred international tourists in Bangkok from four regions including East Asia, Southeast Asia,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Tourism, Comprehension
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Malcolm, Ian G. – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
Aboriginal English has been documented in widely separated parts of Australia and, despite some stylistic and regional variation, is remarkably consistent across the continent, and provides a vehicle for the common expression of Aboriginal identity. There is, however, some indeterminacy in the way in which the term is used in much academic and…
Descriptors: Grammar, English, Foreign Countries, Language Variation
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Qian, Yang; Jingxia, Liu – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
With the development of globalization, English is clearly spoken by many more non-native than native speakers, which raises the discussion of English varieties and the debate regarding the conformity to Standard English. Although a large number of studies have shown scholars' attitudes towards native English and non-native English, little research…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, English (Second Language)
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McKenzie, Robert M.; Kitikanan, Patchanok; Boriboon, Phaisit – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
Previous language attitude research indicates that presenting speech forms allows listeners to index information about and attach social meaning to the perceived group(s) of speakers. Despite the volume of research undertaken elsewhere in Asia, there appear to be no in-depth studies investigating Thai nationals' evaluations of specific varieties…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Language Attitudes, English
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Overton, Courtney; Baron, Taylor; Pearson, Barbara Zurer; Ratner, Nan Bernstein – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2021
Purpose: Spoken language sample analysis (LSA) is widely considered to be a critical component of assessment for child language disorders. It is our best window into a preschool child's everyday expressive communicative skills. However, historically, the process can be cumbersome, and reference values against which LSA findings can be…
Descriptors: Child Language, Black Dialects, Preschool Children, Oral Language
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Alwazna, Rafat – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2020
Based on Mahboob and Elyas (World Engl 33(1):128-142, 2014), who identified an expanding circle variety of Englishes, known as 'Saudi English', the present paper addresses the consonantal variations between Formal English and a sub-variety of Saudi English, termed as 'Saudi Hijazi English'. The paper presents the specific consonants of Saudi…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Translation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Arredondo, Maria M.; Gelman, Susan A. – Child Development, 2019
Latinos are the largest minority group in the United States (U.S. Census, 2014), yet this term comprises individuals from multiple ethnicities who speak distinct varieties of Spanish. We investigated whether Spanish-English bilingual children (N = 140, ages 4-17) use Spanish varieties in their social judgments. The findings revealed that children…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Friendship, English
Litzenberg, Jason – ProQuest LLC, 2013
English has become the default language of global communication, and users around the world are adapting the traditional standards of grammar and interaction. It is imperative that teachers of English keep pace with these changing conceptualizations of the language as well as the changing expectations of its users so that they can best prepare…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Attitudes
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Portolano, Marlana – World Englishes, 2008
Cued American English (CAE) is a visual variety of English derived from a mode of communication called Cued Speech (CS). CS, or cueing, is a system of communication for use with the deaf, which consists of hand shapes, hand placements, and mouth shapes that signify the phonemic information conventionally conveyed through speech in spoken…
Descriptors: Cued Speech, Language Variation, Suprasegmentals, Deafness
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Hamid, M. Obaidul; Zhu, Lingyan; Baldauf, Richard B., Jr. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
The growing recognition of the plurality of English underlying the World Englishes (WE) paradigm has problematised the conventional second language acquisition (SLA) views of errors. If English use in emerging English-speaking contexts is to be judged by local norms, as argued by WE scholars, applying exocentric norms in these contexts can be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Evans, Betsy E.; Imai, Terumi – Language Awareness, 2011
This paper reports the results of a survey of 101 Japanese university students' perceptions of different varieties of English using an open-ended questionnaire. Participants indicated their first impressions of varieties of English that they had named. This methodology allows participants themselves to provide the specific varieties as well as the…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Student Attitudes, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
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