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dc.contributor.advisorElmaz, Orhan
dc.contributor.authorAlghamdi, Nadih Abdullah S
dc.coverage.spatialxix, 245 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the multiple linguistic and social factors that condition dialect acquisition in second-language speakers of English living in Bradford, UK. More specifically, it provides a quantitative analysis of non-standard, regional features in a sample of 34 adult second-language speakers from Pakistan. Speech data were gathered through sociolinguistic interviews (free conversation) and a spot-the-difference task, and demographic and attitudinal data were gathered through a questionnaire. Auditory and statistical analysis was carried out for three linguistic features: T-glottalling, the STRUT vowel, and H-dropping. The results of this study show that second-language speakers do acquire local norms of variation, but that the extent of acquisition varies greatly between speakers and variables. While Northern STRUT and T-glottalling are acquired at relatively high rates, speakers are more conservative in the acquisition of H-dropping. Additionally, some constraints are replicated in similar patterns to those exhibited by native speakers, while others are not. The results indicate that second-language variation is systematic and conditioned by a number of various factors, such as gender, level of English, and attitude towards the local community. Crucially, these factors interact to inform the speaker’s second-language identity, which affects dialect acquisition. Overall, the results replicate those of previous second-language studies of migrant communities in contact with a non-standard dialect while living in a native-speaking country.en_US
dc.subjectDialect acquisitionen_US
dc.subjectL2 variationen_US
dc.subjectNorthern British English STRUTen_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language--Dialects--Great Britain--Bradforden
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language--Dialects--Phoneticsen
dc.subject.lcshPakistanis--Great Britain--Bradforden
dc.subject.lcshSociolinguistics--Great Britainen
dc.titleThe acquisition of Bradford English dialect features by adult speakers of Pakistani heritageen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorImam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal Universityen_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US
dc.rights.embargoreasonThesis restricted in accordance with University regulations. Restricted until 17th August 2023en

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