B3 Non-refereed conference proceedings
‘Broken Finnish’ : Speaker L1 and its recognition affecting rating in National Certificates of Language Proficiency test in Finnish (2021)


Ahola, S., & Halonen, M. (2021). ‘Broken Finnish’ : Speaker L1 and its recognition affecting rating in National Certificates of Language Proficiency test in Finnish. In Collated Papers for the ALTE 7th International Conference, Madrid (pp. 53-57). Association of Language Testers in Europe. Collated papers for the ALTE International Conference. https://www.alte.org/resources/Documents/ALTE%207th%20International%20Conference%20Madrid%20June%202021.pdf


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Ahola, Sari; Halonen, Mia

Parent publication: Collated Papers for the ALTE 7th International Conference, Madrid

Place and date of conference: Madrid, Spain (cancelled), 2020

Journal or series: Collated papers for the ALTE International Conference

eISSN: 2789-2344

Publication year: 2021

Pages range: 53-57

Number of pages in the book: 232

Publisher: Association of Language Testers in Europe

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

Persistent website address: https://www.alte.org/resources/Documents/ALTE%207th%20International%20Conference%20Madrid%20June%202021.pdf

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77606


Abstract

As many European countries have language proficiency requirements for obtaining citizenship, language testing is a possible source of social inequality. The ‘Broken Finnish’ project has been set up to ensure test fairness by addressing the proficiency rating in the National Certificates of Language Proficiency (NCLP) test for Finnish in Finland, with a special focus on perceptions of pronunciation and ‘accent’ in relation to the examinee’s L1 and how the raters recognise them. We explore if and how these perceptions affect the proficiency ratings. We are also interested in studying where the perceptions might arise from. In this paper, we present results from one L1 group: Thai speakers


Keywords: Finnish as a second language; language skills; oral language skills; stereotypies; prejudices; Thais; Thai language; adult language proficiency test


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Reporting Year: 2021


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