Iren Raisler (Ph.D. candidate, Michigan State University) is Assistant Professor of Russian at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
Differential Response to the Same Message Delivered by Native and Foreign Speakers
Version of Record online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1976 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 9, Issue 3, pages 256–259, May 1976
How to Cite
Raisler, I. (1976), Differential Response to the Same Message Delivered by Native and Foreign Speakers. Foreign Language Annals, 9: 256–259. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1976.tb03221.x
- Issue online: 31 DEC 2008
- Version of Record online: 31 DEC 2008
This study seeks to determine the average American's attitude toward faultless English spoken with a foreign accent. The results seem to indicate that the attitude is negative and that it influences not only the listener's reaction to the accent but to the speaker's general abilities as well. A major point of interest is the possible link between this attitude and the unpopularity of foreign language study in the United States.