Identity, accent aim, and motivation in second language users:new Scottish Gaelic speakers’ use of phonetic variation

Nance, Claire Louise and McLeod, Wilson and O'Rourke, Bernadette and Dunmore, Stuart (2016) Identity, accent aim, and motivation in second language users:new Scottish Gaelic speakers’ use of phonetic variation. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 20 (2). pp. 164-191. ISSN 1360-6441

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Abstract

This paper examines the use of phonetic variation in word-final rhotics among nineteen adult new speakers of Scottish Gaelic, i.e. speakers who did not acquire the language through intergenerational transmission. Our speakers learned Gaelic as adults and are now highly advanced users of the language. We consider variation in their rhotic productions compared to the productions of six older traditional speakers. Previous approaches to variation in second language users have either focussed on how variable production will eventually result in native-like ‘target’ forms (Type 1 study), or have investigated the extent to which second language users reproduce patterns of variation similar to ‘native speakers’ (Type 2 study). We additionally draw on sociocultural approaches to Second Language Acquisition and apply notions of accent aim, identity construction and learning motivation in order to fully explore the data. In doing so, we advocate a ‘Type 3’ approach to variation in second language users.

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Journal of Sociolinguistics
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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article:Nance, C., McLeod, W., O'Rourke, B. and Dunmore, S. (2016), Identity, accent aim, and motivation in second language users: New Scottish Gaelic speakers’ use of phonetic variation. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 20: 164–191. doi: 10.1111/josl.12173 which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/josl.12173/abstract This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
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09 Mar 2016 16:12
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