Factors that affect pronunciation

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Factors that affect pronunciation

  1. 1. FACTORS THAT AFFECT PRONUNCIATION LEARNING LINGUISTIC VARIABLES Even though the system of sounds of English is similar to Spanish, we don´t have some phonemes in our mother tongue and the vowel, rhythm and intonation are very different. THE AGE FACTOR Depending of the age of people, they have accurate perception of the sounds of the new language. ATTITUDE AND IDENTITY When we like something we learn it better and we have a positive attitude towards it. MOTIVATION AND CONCERN FOR GOOD PRONUNCIATION When we are motivated we learn better than those who show no interest. AMOUNT AND TYPE OF PRIOR INSTRUCTIONS The learners can use their previous knowledge to improve the pronunciation with accurate sounds and stress. CLASS ATMOSPHERE The teacher should be flexible on the way his/her students want to learn a language. INSTITUTIONAL VARIABLES The pronunciation of the students will depend on the teacher and the materials used for training them. METHODOLOGICAL VARIABLES As a rule, teachers should focus on suprasegmental and segmental features keeping in mind that the main aim is to communicate clearly. PHONETIC ABILITY Some people are born with that skill. AMOUNT OF EXPOSURE Living in the right environment can help to improve our pronunciation.

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