In this blog post, we will look at major differences between English and Spanish languages. We will also look at some common errors by Spanish learners of English. In other words, problems faced by native Spanish speakers, who are trying to learn English as their Second Language.
Category: Phonetics & Phonology
Looking at existing bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition literature, we will understand some of the factors that affect second language learning. For example, some key factors are learner’s age, intelligence, language learning aptitude, social setting, motivation, etc.
In this blog post, we will talk about pronunciation challenges of native Arabic speakers who are learning English as their second language (L2). Like any other SL learner, Arabic speakers of English try to apply rules of their first language (L1) in which they already have competence in while speaking and comprehending L2.
Consonants are those sounds during the production of which there is partial or complete constriction somewhere in the vocal tract. Vowels, on the other hand, are those sounds during the production of which there is comparatively little or no constriction, leading to an open configuration of the vocal tract.
Full form of IPA is International Phonetic Alphabet. IPA is an important tool in Phonetics and Phonology, the aim of which is to create a distinct symbol for every natural sound produced in any natural human language. The IPA mostly makes use of the latin alphabet (English alphabet), but has a lot of other-than-latin...