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ERIC Number: ED172520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Some Deep Structure Manifestations in Second Language Errors of English Voiced and Voiceless "th."
Moustafa, Margaret Heiss
Native speakers of Egyptian Arabic make errors in their pronunciation of English that cannot always be accounted for by a contrastive analysis of Egyptian analysis of Egyptain Arabic and English. This study focuses on three types of errors in the pronunciation of voiced and voiceless "th" made by fluent speakers of English. These errors were noted during informal conversations. While not all of the errors can be explained by the surface structure of the native language phonemes, they all fit into a unified system which can be described. The unified system implies that the behaviors are governed by the way in which the deep structure of the native language phonemes act in relation to the target language. (Author/AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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