Exploring the Pronunciation-Identity Link of Spanish Immersion Learners
Modern Languages & Literatures Department
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Arts and Humanities
Findings from both first and second language research highlight that a speaker's pronunciation reflects the social identity s/he wishes to portray. While studies have explored immersion learners' cultural sensitivity, attitudes, and identities, none have explored the intersection of these factors and immersion learners' pronunciation. This study explores this connection, examining the pronunciation of both one-way (foreign language) and two-way (bilingual) immersion students in light of their attitudes toward Spanish and speakers of Spanish.
Immersion 2012: Bridging Contexts for a Multilingual World
Menke, Mandy, "Exploring the Pronunciation-Identity Link of Spanish Immersion Learners" (2013). Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants. 1131.