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Article: Differentiating speech accents and pronunciation errors: perceptions of TESOL professionals in Hong Kong

TitleDifferentiating speech accents and pronunciation errors: perceptions of TESOL professionals in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2010
PublisherUniversity of Hong Kong, English Centre. The Journal's web site is located at http://ec.hku.hk/hkjal
Citation
Hong Kong Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2010, v. 12 n. 2, p. 25-44 How to Cite?
AbstractIt has been the dilemma of many TESOL professionals that they have to decide whether they should treat ESL/EFL learners’ L1-influenced features as ‘identity-revealing’ accents, or ‘fossilized’ pronunciation errors. This paper explores this issue by presenting findings from a mini-survey about how a group of 16 TESOL professionals from a teacher education institute in Hong Kong would classify a list of common Hong Kong English (HKE) accent features as errors or accents, and whether they based their judgements on factors such as ‘social stigmatization’ and/or ‘obstruction to intelligibility’. Results of the survey showed that the majority (66.7%) of the HKE-influenced segmental features scored a high error% of 60 or more even though only a minority of them were felt to be intelligibility-obstructing or socially stigmatizing. Findings from follow-up interviews with six voluntary professionals revealed a general tendency for the respondents to practice what Foucault (1988) called technologies of the self since these TESOL professionals’ considerations reflected a strong sense of subjectivation, or self-regulation and re-invention, based on their institutional roles and obligations as educators, and perceptions of own status and power as English users. Implications for the prospect of a World Englishes HKE phonology are discussed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/125505
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dc.contributor.authorLuk, Jen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-31T11:35:15Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-31T11:35:15Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2010, v. 12 n. 2, p. 25-44en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1028-4435en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/125505-
dc.description.abstractIt has been the dilemma of many TESOL professionals that they have to decide whether they should treat ESL/EFL learners’ L1-influenced features as ‘identity-revealing’ accents, or ‘fossilized’ pronunciation errors. This paper explores this issue by presenting findings from a mini-survey about how a group of 16 TESOL professionals from a teacher education institute in Hong Kong would classify a list of common Hong Kong English (HKE) accent features as errors or accents, and whether they based their judgements on factors such as ‘social stigmatization’ and/or ‘obstruction to intelligibility’. Results of the survey showed that the majority (66.7%) of the HKE-influenced segmental features scored a high error% of 60 or more even though only a minority of them were felt to be intelligibility-obstructing or socially stigmatizing. Findings from follow-up interviews with six voluntary professionals revealed a general tendency for the respondents to practice what Foucault (1988) called technologies of the self since these TESOL professionals’ considerations reflected a strong sense of subjectivation, or self-regulation and re-invention, based on their institutional roles and obligations as educators, and perceptions of own status and power as English users. Implications for the prospect of a World Englishes HKE phonology are discussed.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherUniversity of Hong Kong, English Centre. The Journal's web site is located at http://ec.hku.hk/hkjalen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Journal of Applied Linguisticsen_HK
dc.titleDifferentiating speech accents and pronunciation errors: perceptions of TESOL professionals in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLuk, J: lukcmj@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityLuk, J=rp00931en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros171884en_HK
dc.identifier.volume12en_HK
dc.identifier.issue2en_HK
dc.identifier.spage25en_HK
dc.identifier.epage44en_HK
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-

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