The music of language: Prosodic features of English as a lingua franca

Bentley, Daniel (2013) The music of language: Prosodic features of English as a lingua franca. In: Academic hour.

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The lingua franca movement argues for the acknowledgement of the contribution of second language speakers to international English as the world’s first truly global language by advocating a move away from native-speaker norms in the teaching of pronunciation (Kachru, 1992; Seidlhofer, 2004). This presentation builds on research into aspects of lingua franca and intelligibility theory to present a series of pronunciation features that appear necessary for intelligible pronunciation in English lingua franca contexts and, I argue, should thus be prioritised by teachers and learners of pronunciation.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords that describe the item:lingua franca, second language speakers, global language
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Languages
ID Code:2858
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