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Varieties of English in the Swedish Classroom
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education.
2007 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Many English teachers see British English as the standard variety and teach this variety in the classroom. Their students are, however, also exposed to a great deal of American English in today’s media. As a result, there are a lot of students who use a mixture of these varieties because of the double input, both from media and from the teachers in school. In this paper, I interviewed teachers from Swedish secondary and upper secondary schools to find out what their attitudes towards British and American English were and whether these attitudes were reflected in their teaching. I also examined whether the teachers actually spoke the variety of English they thought they did as well as what their views were on students using a mixture of varieties. The focus of this essay will be on American English and British English.

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2007. , p. 26
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Varieties, BrE, AmE, Attitudes
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-581OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-581DiVA, id: diva2:6266
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2006-12-21
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humaniora/teologi
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