Series | SAIL
Edited book | Accents and Pronunciation
Chapter | Learner Profiles and Attitudes Towards Accent in the Foreign Language

Learner Profiles and Attitudes Towards Accent in the Foreign Language

The Role of Language Backgrounds

This paper is part of collaborative research investigating the attitudes of first-year university students in Italy towards foreign accents. It examines the first part of the survey which aims to define the students’ identity and language profile. The analysis focuses on the characteristics of the group which are hypothesised to correlate with students' attitudes towards foreign accents examined in the other sections of the questionnaire. Factors that could have an impact are gender, motivation for studying languages, bi-/plurilingualism, the nature of the languages studied, the language repertoire and the background of its acquisition.


Open access | Peer reviewed

Submitted: March 23, 2022 | Accepted: May 3, 2022 | Published: Aug. 3, 2022 | Language: en

Keywords Second language acquisition Language learner profiles Foreign accent perception Language backgrounds University languages learners


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