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Volume 23 | Miscellanea | Accents and Pronunciation

Accents and Pronunciation

Attitudes of Italian University Students of Languages
open access | peer reviewed
    a cura di
  • David Newbold - Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia - email orcid profile
  • Peter Paschke - Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia - email


How important is it for language learners to have a ‘good accent’ in the foreign language? Do they want to sound like native speakers, or is intelligibility their main aim? How do they perceive their L2 accents, and what kind of sensations do these procure? These are some of the questions addressed in this volume which reports on a large-scale and wide-ranging survey of the attitudes of Italian university students of foreign languages. It investigates their motivations, self-perceptions, and opinions towards L2 pronunciation, taking into account the influence of gender, plurilingualism, target language and proficiency level, and is likely to be of interest to anyone involved in language teaching at university level.

Keywords Accent Undergraduate University languages learners Native-like accent Intelligibility Self-perception Foreign-accented speech Language backgrounds Pronunciation Learner motivation L2 acquisition Self-assessment Motivation Self-evaluation Second language acquisition Attitudes Identity University language learners Language attitudes Italian university students Affective factors of L2 pronunciation Self-awareness Foreign accent L2 Intelligibility English as a Lingua Franca L2 pronunciation Foreign accent perception Language Attitudes Language learner identity MA Self-perception and evaluation of L2 pronunciation Language learner profiles English Lingua Franca

Permalink | ISBN (PRINT) 978-88-6969-629-9 | e-ISSN 978-88-6969-628-2 | Pubblicato 03 Agosto 2022 | Accettato 03 Maggio 2022 | Presentato 23 Marzo 2022 | Lingua en


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