Exploring Ethnically-Marked Varieties of Kenyan English

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Billian Khalayi Otundo

Intonation and Associated Attitudes

ISBN 978-3-643-90970-1
Band-Nr. 83
Jahr 2018
Seiten 264
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On a quest to satisfy the need for acoustic documentation of
pronunciation norms of Standard Kenyan English, there were
predominant deviations which identify users of Ethnically
Marked Varieties  of Kenyan English. The study documents
findings on tenets of Ethnic Markedness  by two groups that
revealed maximally distinct pronunciation. Data collection
and analysis encompassed systematic recording, annotation
and acoustic scrutiny. Moreover, attitudes that other
Kenyans hold toward the selected varieties are exposed. The
study is a primary source in the genres of World Englishes,
speech science, prosody and interlanguage pronunciation.

Billian Khalayi Otundo is a Kenyan national
currently pursuing her post-doctoral research in a
collaborative project of Moi University (Kenya ) and Radboud
University (The Netherlands). She holds a Doctorate Degree
(PhD) in Linguistics from the University of Bayreuth
(Germany). She has professional experience in administration
and teaching in the higher education sector with interests
in phonetics and phonology, sociolinguistics, communication
studies and quality assurance.