Fricatives and Affricates of English: A Case Study of Assamese Learners of English

Baishya, Anima (2013) Fricatives and Affricates of English: A Case Study of Assamese Learners of English. Language and Language Teaching, 2 (1). pp. 49-53. ISSN 2277-307X

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Vocabulary and its accurate pronunciation play a pivotal role in learning a language. When we consider the phonological aspect of vocabulary, it includes both the vowels (monopthongs and diphthongs) and consonantal sounds. Teaching and learning of English and its vocabulary are unsatisfactory in Assamese medium schools, especially in rural areas. The present article attempts to study the learning of some difficult sounds of English language, especially fricatives and affricates. Through the article, I have tried to identify the reasons behind the phonological problems encountered by English language teachers and students in Assamese medium schools, and recommend remedial measures in order to improve the second language teachinglearning scenario.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Baishya, Anima
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Language, Multilinguality, Multilingual Education, Learning Classrooms
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
Full Text Status: Public
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Note: Published twice a year in January and July, Language and Language Teaching (LLT) reaches out to language teachers, researchers and teacher educators on issues and practices relevant to language teaching. The primary focus of the publication is language pedagogy in elementary schools. LLT proposes to establish a dialogue between theory and practice so that practice contributes to theory as much as theory informs practice. The purpose is to make new ideas and insights from research on language and its pedagogy accessible to practitioners while at the same time inform theorists about the constraints of implementation of new ideas.
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