Native speakers’ acceptability judgements on Polish-accented English

Agnieszka Bronisława Bryła-Cruz

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The paper presents and discusses the results of the empirical study on the perception and evaluation of Polish-accented English by 30 Scottish listeners. The judges were asked to evaluate 30 features typical of Polish accent with respect to their acceptability. The aim of the research was to compile a hierarchy of error and establish whether the raters are more tolerant of certain non-native realizations they themselves produce. The secondary goal was to select priorities for teaching pronunciation to Poles whose target interlocutors are Scottish native speakers.

 


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acceptability, foreign-accent, pronunciation teaching, non-native speech,Polish-accented English

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/lsmll.2016.40.1.98
Data publikacji: 2016-07-27 14:57:59
Data złożenia artykułu: 2016-04-27 13:23:06

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