Deviation in Academic Speech of Pakistani English Language Learners: A Corpus-Based Study

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Abstract

Pakistani English language learners' speech in an academic context has been evaluated in the present research. A catalogue of 350 words that fluctuate in pronunciation from the Basic English pronunciation of these words has been instructed in the present study. Wordlist founded on a remark made over six months has been formulated along with the transcription of these words according to the British, American, and Pakistani phonetic variants to bring out the unique pronunciation of educated Pakistani speakers of English. The deviation may be an outcome of learning rifts or the impact of their native languages such as Urdu, Punjabi, Pashtu and Saraiki. The general contours in the Pakistani pronunciation of these English words have also been examined. The study may not only assist in acquainting the global audience with the distinctive phonetic features of Pakistani English but also make the Pakistani teachers and learners concentrate on these words while teaching or learning how to pronounce them.

Authors

1-Aqsa Aslam
Lecturer, Department of English, National University of Modern Languages Islamabad, Pakistan.

2-Aniqa Rashid
Assistant Professor, Department of English, National University of Modern Languages Islamabad, Pakistan.

3-Amna Aziz
Lecturer, Department of English, National University of Modern Languages Islamabad, Pakistan.

Keywords

First Language L1 and Target Language L2, English LanguageLearners, Pakistani Speakers, Speech Deviation, Received Pronunciation

DOI Number

10.31703/glr.2020(V-II).13


Page Nos

127-134

Volume & Issue

V - II

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Published: 06 2020

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