Explicit and implicit attitudes of Japanese University students towards variation in L1 and L2 English speech

McKenzie, Robert (2013) Explicit and implicit attitudes of Japanese University students towards variation in L1 and L2 English speech. In: JSLS2013 - Japanese Society for Language Sciences 15th Annual International Conference, 28th - 30th June 2013, Nagasaki, Japan.

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Abstract

This large-scale quantitative study, employing both implicit and explicit attitude measures, investigated 127 Japanese university students’ perceptions of UK, US, Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Indian English speech. Multivariate analysis demonstrated that implicit evaluations of Japanese, UK and US English speech were significantly more positive when compared to the other Asian forms of English under consideration, on both status and social attractiveness dimensions.

When questioned explicitly, informants were generally unfavourable towards ‘International English’. The findings are discussed in relation to the relationship between explicit and implicit language attitudes as well as levels of acceptance amongst Japanese students of particular groups of English speakers and, in turn, speculates upon the potential success of the internationalisation agenda within Japanese Higher Education more broadly.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Language attitudes, Sociolinguistics, Social psychology, Social psychology of language, Japan, Asian Englishes, folklinguistics, sociolinguistic variation, sociolinguistic awareness, social categorisation
Subjects: Q100 Linguistics
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
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Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2019 13:01
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 09:47
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/39985

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