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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Accents from all over the world!

As Ed told us, there are more conversations in English in the world between no-native speakers of the language, than between native speakers.

I'd like to share some links related with accent and show how sometimes the accent can create unvoluntarily problems with pronunciation and the ability to be understood by others.

Most of them are funny for me, i hope you enjoy them!!! :)










2 comments:

  1. embarrassingly I tried to find some evidence to back up that claim 90%...I can't....I need to hedge this claim. So, the hedged version, "I believe that there are more conversations in English in the world between no-native speakers of the language, than between native speakers..."

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  2. Just to add further clarity to my point about the frequency of NNS (non-native speaker) to NNS conversation see gradoll, 2006
    pdf available here:http://www.britishcouncil.org/learning-research-englishnext.htm

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