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Perceptions of native and non-native English varieties by Chinese EFL learners: an investigation of the effects of study abroad

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This study investigated Chinese EFL learners’ perceptions of different varieties of English, and compared the perceptions of learners with and without experience of Study Abroad (SA) in Anglophone countries. A total of ninety Chinese university students majoring in language studies participated in an online survey. They listened to seven English varieties (RP, Glaswegian, Liverpudlian, Indian, Italian, Chinese and Malaysian) and evaluated these using four criteria (comprehensibility, socia...

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MSc taught course
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Masters
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University of Oxford

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