The rhotic in fake and authentic Polish-accented English

Jolanta Szpyra-Kozłowska

Abstract


The paper examines and compares the realization of the rhotic consonant /r/ in fake and genuine Polish-accented English. The former variety is represented by the speech of several actors of different nationalities featuring in the 2017 American film The Zookeeper’s Wife, the latter is analysed on the basis of speech samples provided by 25 teenage Polish learners of English. We focus on the rhoticity vs nonrhoticity of the examined accents and the phonetic realizations of /r/ in order to draw conclusions concerning the authenticity of Polish English pronunciation in American films.


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rhotics; r-sounds; Polish-accented English; fake foreign accent; authentic foreign accent

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/lsmll.2018.42.1.81
Data publikacji: 2018-04-06 09:58:10
Data złożenia artykułu: 2017-11-12 10:50:10

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