LINGUIST List 29.2563

Mon Jun 18 2018

Books: Accent and Identity in Learner Varieties of English: Rymarczyk (ed.), Rottschäfer

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Subject: Accent and Identity in Learner Varieties of English: Rymarczyk (ed.), Rottschäfer
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Title: Accent and Identity in Learner Varieties of English
Subtitle: A Study with German and French University Students in an English as a Lingua Franca Setting
Series Title: Inquiries in Language Learning
Published: 2018
Publisher: Peter Lang AG

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Author: Stefanie Rottschäfer
Editor: Jutta Rymarczyk
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631745649 Pages: 368 Price: Europe EURO 65.40
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631745649 Pages: 368 Price: U.K. £ 54
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631745649 Pages: 368 Price: U.S. $ 78.95

This mixed-methods study investigates the link between accent and identity in English as a lingua franca setting. The subjects, German and French university students living in Scandinavia, pursue their study programmes and every-day lives in English. A quantitative speech data analysis of eight phonetic features describes the speakers’ accents, while a qualitative analysis of introspective interview data exhibits how they differ in terms of identity. The results provide an in-depth understanding of individuals using English as a lingua franca. Do the German and French speakers of English alter or keep their foreign accents in order to express identity in the seemingly neutral Scandinavian setting?

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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