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Mid-Atlantic Communication in the Classroom
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study of Swedish upper secondary students aimed to make an analysis of the English that students are using in school with the hope to comment on whether there is a bias towards either one of the two major dialects, GA and RP. To this end, an upper secondary class was asked to complete tests on vocabulary, spelling, and pronunciation. The pronunciation test was designed in such a way that the articulation became largely a factor of dialect. Similarly, each question in the vocabulary and spelling tests had its correct answer in both American and British English to elicit either an American or British English response. The speech analysis of the recording was done by using computer programs for spectrographic analysis. The results revealed a bias among the students for American vocabulary and British spelling, and a mix of pronunciation conventions from both varieties in addition to possible future pronunciation patterns of Swedish English.

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2012. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
Vocabulary, spelling, pronunciation, American, British.
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-72567OAI: diva2:502902
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Humanities, Theology

Författaren heter numer Mattias Bystedt.

Available from: 2012-08-27 Created: 2012-02-14 Last updated: 2016-08-31Bibliographically approved

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