Category: Phonetics and Phonology


A Comparison of the Pedagogical Applicability of Two Approaches to Teaching English Word Stress Patterns

The present study has compared the pedagogical applicability of Dickerson’s (1989) four word stress rules with Yamini’s (1997) three word stress rules in the Iranian EFL context. The two different sets of rules were taught to 64 freshmen in an Iranian university, who were assigned to two homogenized groups of 32 students. At the end


Positive Outcomes of Contrastive Instruction on L2 Phonology

This research essay attempts to examine the effect of explicit pronunciation teaching by reporting the findings of a quasi-experiment which studied the process and outcome of L1-L2 contrastive pronunciation instruction on the learning of English stop consonants by Bangladeshi students of English as a Foreign Language. There were two sections. Results of the experimental section


Phonological Processes in Mising Language: A Privilege Theoretic Account

Phonological processes gives an identity to a language. Phonological processes of an endangered language is more important to keep the language alive in future. Language is such a property which can be lost in future if less practiced and this is the condition of this particular language, Mising, which is spoken in the North-east region


Contrastive Analysis of French and Yoruba Language

Language as an instrument of communication tends to produce divers effects through linguistic structure. All communication is grammatically governed by certain rules that have to be internalized in the listeners and speakers subconscious. It is evident however, that the grammatical analyses of words are of importance in the study of language. This paper tends to