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dc.contributor.advisorJoseph, John
dc.contributor.authorYang, Lu
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-19T12:20:42Z
dc.date.available2012-06-19T12:20:42Z
dc.date.issued2011-11-23
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/6042
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the attitudes of 30 Chinese postgraduate students who were studying in the Business School, the University of Edinburgh, toward native and non-native varieties of English. In order to examine the attitudes, this study employed the verbal guise technique, in which seven varieties of English were selected for evaluation in the dimensions of status and solidarity: New York English, London English, Edinburgh English, Singapore English, Japanese English, Indian English, and Chinese English. The overall findings suggested that (1) Native varieties of English were favored by Chinese respondents, in especial the New York English and London English. (2) In terms of the solidarity dimension, the respondents held positive attitudes toward Chinese English. (3) The majority of the respondents in this study were able to identify whether the speech samples were native or non-native, however, the recognition rate of each variety of English was relatively lower.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.subjectVarieties of Englishen
dc.subjectlanguage attitude surveyen
dc.titleNon-native Attitudes toward Varieties of English A language attitude survey on Chinese postgraduate students in the University of Edinburghen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMastersen
dc.type.qualificationnameMSc Master of Scienceen
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