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Hyeseung Jeong

Universitetslektor

PhD in applied linguistics (English)

Anställd på Avdelningen för utbildningsvetenskap och språk.


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Current research project (Sep 2019 - Dec 2020, funded by BUV):

The Swedish Youth as Listeners for Diverse English Accents

Role: Principal Researcher

Co-researcher: Anna Elgemark

Project description:

The Swedish youth have received recognition for high proficiency in English and for being high motivated in learning English (Norrby, 2015). However, their accent preference and listening input are skewed towards certain Inner Circle Englishes, especially American English (AE) (Cabau, 2009), while it is not known if they are willing and/or capable of understanding a wide range of accents in globalised communication.

Our study seeks to address this gap by investigating how Swedish youths are as listeners for diverse English accents. 

 

The method is experimental. We operationalise listener intelligibility (LI), listener comprehensibility (LC), accentedness perception (AP) and accentedness acceptance (AA), adapted from previous studies (e.g. Kennedy & Trofimovich, 2008; Munro & Derwing, 1995; Szpyra-Kozlowska, 2014), as well as listener variables found to have influence on the listener perception (e.g. Kang & Rubin, 2014). The stimulus will be the recordings of six proficient speakers of different English varieties reading the same texts – adapted from previous Swedish national English 5 tests and the 20 true/false sentences from Munro and Derwing (1995). Listeners will be 6 groups of high school students, and each group will listen to one of the six speakers’ readings. We will administer tests to determine LI, LC, AP, and AA, and a questionnaire to identify individual variables. The analysis will target the LI, LC, AP and AA for different speakers, their relationships, interaction between the effects of speakers and listener variables, and speakers’ phonetic features compromising LI.

 

Teaching

I teach undergraduate students English linguistics including grammar and phonetics from an ‘English as a globalised lingua franca’ perspective. I also supervise undergraduate theses.

 

Research

My research investigates linguistics features of competent English users in international/global contexts. I ask how the English of these competent users (i.e. as both speakers and listeners) is in the aspects of phonology, morphology, syntax and pragmatics. I also ask what linguistic competences the user of English needs to develop to be successful in global/international communication.   

 

 

 

Publikationer


Evaluating two ways for marking Swedish phonological length in written text : A production study

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Evaluating two ways for marking Swedish phonological length in written text : A production study

The study compares two different graphic marking systems designed to help L2 learners of Swedish notice and realize phonological length. In System ...

Evaluating the lingua franca core and functional load principle based on Swedish listeners' perception on L2 speakers’ English phoneme realisation

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Evaluating the lingua franca core and functional load principle based on Swedish listeners' perception on L2 speakers’ English phoneme realisation

In teaching and assessing pronunciation of English as an international lingua franca (ELF), intelligibility is more relevant than nativelikeness...

Phenomenology

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Phenomenology

Phenomenology is not as common in language studies as other qualitative methodologies, such as ethnography. It however has potential to be a suitab...

Promoting World Englishes and English as a lingua franca to prepare pre-service teachers for challenges in Sweden : Seminarium 3 – Språk, samtal och pedagogik

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Promoting World Englishes and English as a lingua franca to prepare pre-service teachers for challenges in Sweden : Seminarium 3 – Språk, samtal och pedagogik

Repositioning phonetics in teacher education in Sweden from a global ELF perspectiv : Pre-service teachers’ perspectives

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Repositioning phonetics in teacher education in Sweden from a global ELF perspectiv : Pre-service teachers’ perspectives

Swedish speakers of English have received recognition for their internationally intelligible pronunciation. Reflecting this, English phonetics in...

Swedish youths as listeners for diverse English accents : Discussing the method

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Swedish youths as listeners for diverse English accents : Discussing the method

The Swedish youth have received recognition for having high proficiency in English and for being highly motivated in learning English (Norrby, 2015...

Acoustic Results of Pronunciation Training

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Acoustic Results of Pronunciation Training

The study examaines changes in a native Malaysian’s pronunciation of word stress, vowel length and consonant clusters before and after she was...

Effect of altering three phonetic features on intelligibility of English as a lingua franca: a Malaysian speaker and Swedish listeners

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Effect of altering three phonetic features on intelligibility of English as a lingua franca: a Malaysian speaker and Swedish listeners

Our previous study examined the mutual intelligibility of Malaysian English to Swedish listeners and Swedish English to Malaysian listeners. The...

Intelligibility of the alveolar [s] replacing theinitial interdental /θ/ in English words

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Intelligibility of the alveolar [s] replacing theinitial interdental /θ/ in English words

The study examines the intelligibility of a German speaker's replacement of the initial interdental /θ/ with the alveolar fricative [s] in words th...

Mutual intelligibility of Malay- and Swedish-accented English : An experimental study

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Mutual intelligibility of Malay- and Swedish-accented English : An experimental study

In using English as an international language (EIL), one important issue is mutual intelligibility among EIL speakers from different language...

Challenging the notion of non-Western students' incapabilityfor critical thinking

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Challenging the notion of non-Western students' incapabilityfor critical thinking

There is a longstanding belief that critical thinking is exclusively embedded in the Western Anglo-Saxon culture and language, thereby non-Western...

Using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis from a Realist Perspective

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Using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis from a Realist Perspective

The article presents how a study that investigated the acquisition of second language academic literacy skills practised the qualitative methodolog...

The accordion and the deep bowl of spaghetti : Eight researchers' experiences of using IPA as a methodology

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The accordion and the deep bowl of spaghetti : Eight researchers' experiences of using IPA as a methodology

Since 1996 Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) has grown rapidly and been applied in areas outside its initial “home” of health...

Explicit Knowledge of L2 Chunks and Chunkingin English Learning and Use

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Explicit Knowledge of L2 Chunks and Chunkingin English Learning and Use

This present research was designed to explore how and to what extent explicit knowledge of L2 chunks and chunking, which have both grammatical and...