Language Confidence and Acquisition: Perception of Accent Affects Oral Speaking Skill in Second Language Acquisition
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- Second language acquisition (SLA); Language confidence; Accent perception; Oral language skills; Linguistic psychology.
As more people are learning a second language nowadays, it seems that having an accent would influence people’s second language acquisition. Different from the standard native way of speaking, an accent is oftentimes considered negatively by people due to the implication of the lack of knowledge and the difficulty in communication. People are self-conscious of their accents and the judgment coming from others when speaking a new language, and this may lead to a decline of interest. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to draw people’s attention to the lack of study in the relationship between self-assessment and second language acquisition. This paper will investigate the correlation between Chinese teenagers’ awareness of their accents and their oral English skills. In order to have a both subjective and objective language skill evaluation, participants are given a self-report survey and evaluated by the speaking part of the IELTS test in the experiment. Every alternative answer is carefully discussed in the design, and the correlation of the two results is going to be investigated by regression analysis. This paper can help learners acquire their second language more efficiently by pointing out the importance of language confidence, which reveals a new perspective that having an accent should not be shameful.
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TY - CONF AU - Yongqi Dong AU - Tianao Gui AU - Meien Zhang AU - Yan Zhong PY - 2022 DA - 2022/01/28 TI - Language Confidence and Acquisition: Perception of Accent Affects Oral Speaking Skill in Second Language Acquisition BT - Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Public Art and Human Development ( ICPAHD 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1123 EP - 1126 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220110.210 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220110.210 ID - Dong2022 ER -