An Accent-Plus Lesson for an English Phonetics Class: Integrating Indian English into Contrastive Analysis

James H. Yang
2012 Journal of Language Teaching and Research  
Despite the diverse forms of English used and spoken around the world, most English learners tend to regard English as a homogeneous language, mistakenly believing that its linguistic variation is an error or a defect, regardless of the context where it operates for international and intranational communication. In response to Kachru and Smith's (2008) proposal of a paradigm shift towards pluralistic models of English and Larsen-Freeman's (2007) deconstructive perspective of the
more » ... icipation dichotomy, this paper devised a specific accent-plus lesson on Indian English for English phonetics teachers to enhance English learners' ethnosensitivity towards diverse ways of speaking English in different countries. Index Terms-English accents, phonology, Indian English, World Englishes
doi:10.4304/jltr.3.6.1194-1201 fatcat:pwv35br4gzfhfej3mco75xhn74