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Title: Foreign Accent
Subtitle: The Phenomenon of Non-native Speech
Written By: Alene Moyer
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item7087123/?site_locale=en_US
Description:

To what extent do our accents determine the way we are perceived by others? Is foreign accent inevitably associated with social stigma? Accent is a matter of great public interest given the impact of migration on national and global affairs, but until now, applied linguistics research has treated accent largely as a theoretical puzzle. In this fascinating account, Alene Moyer examines the social, psychological, educational and legal ramifications of sounding 'foreign'. She explores how accent operates contextually through analysis of issues such as: the neuro-cognitive constraints on phonological acquisition, individual factors that contribute to the 'intractability' of accent, foreign accent as a criterion for workplace discrimination, and the efficacy of instruction for improving pronunciation. This holistic treatment of second language accent is an essential resource for graduate students and researchers interested in applied linguistics, bilingualism and foreign language education. Table of Contents 1. The scope and relevance of accent 2. Accent and age 3. Accent and the individual 4. Accent and society 5. Accent and the law 6. Accent and instruction 7. Conclusions

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Phonology
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781107005815
Pages: 227
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