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The pronunciation of ELF: internationally intelligible English with recognizable national features


Josipović Smojver, Višnja; Geld, Renata; Stanojević, Mateusz-Milan; Klubička, Filip
The pronunciation of ELF: internationally intelligible English with recognizable national features // Multidisciplinary Approaches to Multilingualism: Proceedings from the CALS conference 2014 / Cergol Kovačević, Kristina ; Udier, Sanda Lucija (ur.).
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang, 2015. str. 91-106 (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, cjeloviti rad (in extenso), znanstveni)


Naslov
The pronunciation of ELF: internationally intelligible English with recognizable national features

Autori
Josipović Smojver, Višnja ; Geld, Renata ; Stanojević, Mateusz-Milan ; Klubička, Filip

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u zbornicima skupova, cjeloviti rad (in extenso), znanstveni

Izvornik
Multidisciplinary Approaches to Multilingualism: Proceedings from the CALS conference 2014 / Cergol Kovačević, Kristina ; Udier, Sanda Lucija - Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien : Peter Lang, 2015, 91-106

ISBN
978-3-631-66377-6

Skup
28. međunarodni znanstveni skup Hrvatskog društva za primijenjenu lingvistiku "Višejezičnost kao predmet multidisciplinarnih istraživanja"

Mjesto i datum
Zagreb, Hrvatska, 25-27.04.2014

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
English as a Lingua Franca; Croatian; international intelligibility

Sažetak
This paper focuses on the pronunciation of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) in Croatia. We analyse the English pronunciation of five focus group members representing five different first languages. They are university students of English and discuss topics of their common interest. A recording was made of their conversation, which was preceded by the reading of a test passage serving as a prompt for discussion. Four independent trained listeners performed an auditory analysis of the recording. There were two basic research questions. First, to what extent and in what way does the participants' pronunciation at this highest level of competence differ from the pronunciation which was found in the interlanguage of Croatian learners? Second, what are the characteristic, national features which distinguish this 'mature' ELF pronunciation of individual focus-group members from the other participants who are native speakers of phonologically different languages? Despite the limitations of scope and method, the results provide unambiguous answers to our questions. At this level of pronunciation, as opposed to learners' pronunciation, we have found all the features necessary for complete international intelligibility. However, the 'non-core' features giving away non-native pronunciation, such as absence of allophonic alternation and non-native prosody, have also been found with all five participants. The manifestation of these give-away features depends on the phonological background of the participant. What they all turn out to have in common is the impression of a syllable-based rhythm. Accordingly, guidelines are provided for a comparative study of their rhythm by vowel duration measurement and comparing their syllabicity indices based on Low, Grabe and Nolan (2000) and Deterding (2010).

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Filologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Filozofski fakultet, Zagreb