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Wymowa polska w ocenie cudzoziemców i polszczyzna cudzoziemców w opinii Polaków. Badania ankietowe
Opinions of foreigners about Polish pronunciation and opinions of Poles about use of Polish by foreigners. A questionnaire study

Author(s): Jolanta Szpyra-Kozłowska, Marek Radomski
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Dom Wydawniczy ELIPSA

Summary/Abstract: As more and more foreigners undertake to learn Polish and as more and more Poles are exposed to different versions of their mother tongue, it is worth examining how these two groups perceive and assess their communication via foreign-accented Polish. We are particularly interested in the issue of Polish pronunciation and its perception by native listeners. In this paper we approach this problem by means of three questionnaire studies administered to 42 foreign learners of Polish, 80 native listeners and 36 teachers of Polish as a foreign language. In order to attain the above general goal, we intend to obtain answers to the following more specific questions: • How do Poles react to foreign-accented Polish? What reactions to their Polish do foreign learners experience? • Which of the three aspects of Polish: pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary, constitutes the major learning difficulty for foreigners? • Which aspects of Polish pronunciation are most difficult for the learners? • Which elements of foreign-accented Polish are particularly striking to the Polish ear? • What pedagogical implications does the present study bring for teaching Polish as a foreign language?

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 61-74
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish