Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Maria J. Amores.
Frank W. Medley
The current study investigates the difficulties Arabic speakers may encounter when pronouncing English consonants. All participants are adults who have been in contact with the American culture for at least four years. The results show that the Arabic speakers in this study had difficulties to pronounce eight English consonants. The results also demonstrate that the difficulties experienced by Arabic speakers may differ depending on the country they come from. For instance, a person from Kuwait may experience different problems with English consonants when compared to a person from Egypt. This study provides insights and assists ESL teachers with the development of teaching strategies that will reduce or eliminate future problems regarding English consonants pronunciation by Arabic speakers.
Barros, Ana Marina do Val, "Pronunciation difficulties in the consonant system experienced by Arabic speakers when learning English after the age of puberty" (2003). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 766.