Essays about: "Accent"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 74 essays containing the word Accent.

  1. 1. GA and RP accents in a verbal guise test: A questionnaire-based study of Swedish upper secondary school students’ language attitudes

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Josefine Wistrand; [2021]
    Keywords : Verbal guise; Language attitude; Behavioural tendencies; Accent; RP; GA;

    Abstract : The aim of this study is to use a verbal guise test to investigate Swedish upper secondary school students’ language attitudes toward GA and RP. While research has been conducted on this topic before, few studies have incorporated all three cognitive, affective and conative components of the mentalist approach to language attitude, and even fewer with younger student participants, which are two components the present study included. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Influence of Teacher Beliefs on Classroom Practices in English Pronunciation Teaching

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Fakulteten för lärande och samhälle (LS)

    Author : Ramlah Warsame; [2021]
    Keywords : Pronunciation; Teacher beliefs; Accents; English as a Foreign language EFL ; Lingua Franca Core LFC ; Classroom practices;

    Abstract : This study aims to explore teacher beliefs on accents in the classroom and how they affect classroom practices as well as the teachers views on the LFC approach. Furthermore, the study investigates whether there exists a possible disconnect between teachers and the Swedish National Agency for Education when it comes to deciding what approach to take when teaching English pronunciation. READ MORE

  3. 3. Navigating the Many Englishes of the World in the Classroom : Teachers’ Attitudes Towards English Accents and How They Work with Accents in the Classroom

    University essay from Karlstads universitet

    Author : Lovisa Olausson; [2021]
    Keywords : Accents;

    Abstract : According to the curriculum for upper secondary school, various English accents should be introduced. However, it does not state what accents and how these should be introduced. Both American and British English have had a historical stronghold in Sweden, with both having been preferred in previous curriculums. READ MORE

  4. 4. Of Pronunciation and Correctness : The current impossibility of ensuring equitable pronunciation education in Sweden

    University essay from

    Author : anton sundin; Viktor Wenell; [2021]
    Keywords : Pronunciation; English as a Lingua Franca ELF ; Lingua Franca Core LFC ; Native Speaker Ideal; Syllabus; Teaching in Sweden; English education; Skolverket; Assessment; Equity;

    Abstract : This paper aims at investigating how upper secondary school teachers of English in Malmö, Sweden abide by the curriculum criteria of having their learners develop correctness in speech, as well as what support English teachers receive with regard to pronunciation teaching from official steering documents. Furthermore, this paper attempts to critically evaluate and discuss potential options for pronunciation models or standards in education which hold sway in contemporary research. READ MORE

  5. 5. Teachers’ Views on Teaching English Pronunciation : A Phenomenographic Study of Upper-secondary Teachers’ Views and Reported Practices

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Institutionen för kultur och samhälle

    Author : Axel Tegnered; Jonas Rentner; [2021]
    Keywords : English pronunciation; pronunciation instruction; pronunciation teaching; teachers’ views on pronunciation; English as a foreign language; language instruction; language skills; intelligibility; comprehensibility; nativeness; pronunciation model;

    Abstract : This study investigates Swedish upper-secondary teachers’ views and reported practices regarding pronunciation instruction in the English-as-a-foreign-language classroom. It adopts a mixed-method design, analysing qualitative data collected from a focus-group interview (N=4) and quantitative data collected from an online survey (N=54). READ MORE