A survey of difficulties in English pronunciation by Brazilian students in Rio de Janeiro

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dc.contributor.advisor Ross, Janet, 1914- en_US
dc.contributor.author Pereira, Maria E., 1946- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:31:14Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:31:14Z
dc.date.created 1974 en_US
dc.date.issued 1974
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1974 .P47 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/180883
dc.description.abstract This thesis has analysed the sound substitutions Carioca students of English make when speaking it. It was the researcher’s purpose to find out what type of mispronunciations occurred and to separate the errors caused by the orthographic representation of sounds from the ones coming from differences between the sound systems of American-English and Brazillian-Portuguese languages.By means of an error analysis the researcher has found out that the main cause of Cariocas’ sound substitutions were due to interference coming from the differences between the sound systems of the students’ native tongue and target language and the way sounds are distributed (71%) as compared to 30% of interference coming from orthographic representations. It was also interesting to note that the interference of orthography decreased in the free speech performance.
dc.format.extent v, 135 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Study and teaching -- Brazilian students. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Pronunciation. en_US
dc.title A survey of difficulties in English pronunciation by Brazilian students in Rio de Janeiro en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/415915 en_US

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