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Title: The impact of study abroad in degree of foreign accent in the L2
Author: Ming, Dani
Director/Tutor: Tragant Mestres, Elsa
Keywords: Llengua i ensenyament
Adquisició d'una segona llengua
Tesis de màster
Language and education
Second language acquisition
Masters theses
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: The present paper examined the effects of the Study Abroad learning context on pronunciation accuracy. A phonetic experiment was designed to check gains in the foreign-accented speech of nine Spanish undergraduate students who resided and studied in the UK for eight months. Three native speakers of English were in charge of listening and rating samples coming from the oral narrations provided by the aforementioned students, who were recorded four times all through the entire stay abroad. Results showed that seven out of the nine students were able to diminish their Spanish accent, but some of them were perceived as being less accented than others. Results also demonstrated that some features of the English pronunciation improved more than others, suggesting that the most marked features are more difficult to acquire.
Note: Màster de Lingüística Aplicada i Adquisició de Llengües en Contextos Multilingües, Departament de Filologia Anglesa i Alemanya, Universitat de Barcelona, Any: 2009, Supervisor: Dra. Elsa Tragant
Appears in Collections:Màster Oficial - Lingüística Aplicada i Adquisició de Llengües en Contextos Multilingües

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