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Volume :2 Issue : 7 1985      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Difficulties Kuwaiti students Encounter in the Pronunciation of English Diphthongs (In English)

Auther : Abdulla Dannan

The aim of this research is to deal with difficulties Kuwaiti Students encounter in the pronunciation of English diphthongs. It is composed of four parts. The first part is concerned with contrastive description of English diphthongs and their Kuwaiti Arabic equivalents. The English diphthong is described first, then it is mentioned whether it has an equivalent in Kuwaiti Arabic, and how differently or similarly it behaves. The second part deals with pronunciation difficulties due to differences in the articulation, significance, and behavior of the RP diphthongs and their KA equivalents. The third part talks about the English spelling as another source of difficulty for Kuwaiti students. It persents the different ways of spelling which represent English diphthongs and how they may cause mispronunciations. The fourth part gives practical classroom suggestions for teachers with drills built on the contrastive study presented in the research.

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