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Name: Robert  M. McKenzie (IPA: ˊrobət məˊkenzɪ)
Institution: Northumbria University
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Homepage: http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/academic/sass/about/humanities/linguistics/linguisticsstaff/r_mckenzie/
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Folklinguistics/Language Attitudes/Speech Perception
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Monograph

-McKenzie, R.M. (2010) The Social Psychology of English as a Global Language. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer


-McKenzie, R.M. and D. Osthus (2011) That which we call a rose by any other name would sound as sweet: Folk perceptions, status and language variation. AILA Review 24: 100-115

-McKenzie, R.M. (2008) The complex and rapidly changing sociolinguistic position of the English language in Japan: A summary of English language contact and use. Japan Forum 20(2), 267-286.

-McKenzie, R.M. (2008) Social factors in non-native attitudes towards varieties of spoken English: A Japanese case study. International Journal of Applied Linguistics 18(1), 63-88.

-McKenzie, R.M. (2008) The role of variety recognition in Japanese university students' attitudes towards English speech varieties. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 29(2), 139-153.

-McKenzie, R.M. (2004) Attitudes of Japanese nationals towards standard and non-standard varieties of Scottish English speech. The East Asian Learner (formerly The Japanese Learner) 1(1), 17-27.

-McKenzie, R.M. (2003) Attitudes of Japanese nationals resident in Scotland towards standard and non-standard varieties of English. Saga University Economic Review 35(5/6), 137-150.

Edited Volume

McKenzie, R.M. (2013) Changing perceptions? A variationist sociolinguistic perspective on native speaker ideologies and standard English in Japan. In Houghton, S. and D. Rivers (Eds), Native Speakerism in Japan. Bristol: Multilingual Matters, pp. 215-226
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Social Psychology of English as a Global Language
Courses Taught: ‘Language and Society':‘Research Methods in Linguistics’; ‘Second Language Acquisition’; Doing Linguistics'
Dissertation Abstract: A Quantitative Study of the Attitudes of Japanese Learners towards Varieties of English Speech: Aspects of the Sociolinguistics of English in Japan

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