Publication details [#57550]

Deuber, Dagmar and Glenda-Alicia Leung. 2013. Investigating attitudes towards an emerging standard of English: Evaluations of newscasters’ accents in Trinidad. Multilingua 32 (3) : 289–319.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This article deals with listener attitudes towards an emergent new standard of English in postcolonial Trinidad, based on ratings of newsreaders' accents. Various partially clashing factors appear relevant to the findings (such as a perception of Standard English as distant from Creole, enhanced endonormativity, and global media influences).