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L2 learners’ perceptions of accents: A study of the attitudes of Swedish 2nd language learners of English to standard and non-standard English accents
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study aims to find out what attitudes non-native speakers of English have towards standard and non-standard varieties of British English and how these attitudes correlate with the attitudes of native speakers. This study is restricted to Swedish L2 learners of English taking the courses English 5 and English B in a Swedish Upper Secondary School and it is compared to studies done in the UK. The study shows that there are correlations between the accent attitudes of L2 learners of English and the accent attitudes of native speakers of British English, and reflects over and discusses why these correlations occur and what may have affected them.

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2011. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
Social stratification through language, accent identity study, the aesthetic, communication and status dimensions to accents
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-74890OAI: diva2:512707
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2013-01-12 Created: 2012-03-28 Last updated: 2013-01-12Bibliographically approved

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