master's thesis
EFL Learners Attitudes Towards Various English Accents

Iskra Mandarić (2016)
Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
Metadata
TitleEFL Learners Attitudes Towards Various English Accents
AuthorIskra Mandarić
Mentor(s)Višnja Pavičić Takač (thesis advisor)
Abstract
This study focuses on EFL learners attitudes towards various English accents because of its importance not just for foreign language learning but also foreign language teaching. The participants are university students, high school students and elementary school students. The results present four important aspects regarding the learners attitudes their attitudes towards speaking with a non-native English accent, pronunciation improvement, teachers accents and also towards some easily recognizable non-native English accents. The results have shown that the learners attitudes towards slight non-native English accents are very tolerant, but that they still want to sound as native-like as possible. It can also be concluded that they would prefer a native speaker of English as a teacher, but generally they are not strongly prejudiced against non-native speakers with slight accents.
Parallel title (Croatian)Stavovi učenika engleskog kao stranog jezika prema različitim engleskim naglascima
Committee MembersDraženka Molnar (committee chairperson)
Višnja Pavičić Takač (committee member)
Tanja Gradečak Erdeljić (committee member)
GranterSveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
PlaceOsijek
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Anglistics
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelgraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major); specializations in: Teacher Training, Translation and Interpreting Studies, Philology
Study specializationTeacher Training
Academic title abbreviationmag. philol. angl.
Genremaster's thesis
Language Croatian
Defense date2016-09-29
Parallel abstract (Croatian)
Ovo se istraživanje bavi stavovima učenika engleskog kao stranog jezika prema različitim engleskim naglascima jer je ono važno ne samo za učenje nego i za nastavu stranih jezika. Ispitanici su studenti, srednjoškolci i osnovnoškolci. Rezultati predstavljaju četiri važna aspekta stavova učenika njihove stavove prema stranim naglascima, poboljšanju izgovora, naglascima njihovih nastavnika i prema različitim lako prepoznatljivim stranim engleskim naglascima. Rezultati su pokazali da su ispitanici veoma tolerantni prema stranim engleskim naglascima, no i dalje žele govoriti kao izvorni govornici engleskoga jezika. Također se može zaključiti da bi za nastavnika engleskoga jezika radije htjeli imati izvornoga govornika, no i po tom pitanju ispitanici nemaju predrasuda prema nastavnicima s blagim stranim naglaskom.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)English accents non-native accents pronunciation teachers accents engleski naglasci strani naglasci izgovor naglasci nastavnika
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:142:045378
CommitterGordana Gašo