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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2023, 6(20); doi: 10.25236/FER.2023.062003.

Factors affecting second language pronunciation acquisition


Tian Wang

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Tian Wang

Department of Foreign Language, Wuhan Huaxia University, Wuhan, 430223, China


Pronunciation is always a problematic subject for language learners, as its own complexity and the negligence from both teachers and students all the time. Some linguists claim that it is not necessary to learn pronunciation, due to the fact that most English exams take no account of pronunciation in China. Whereas, some linguists believe that students are supposed to learn pronunciation when learning a foreign language, mainly because good pronunciation performance is an effective way to facilitate successful communication and build up self-confidence when giving a speech. Although recently more and more language learners are gradually aware of the significance of pronunciation to some degree, they still have little knowledge of how to improve it and take little actions to improve it as well. To figure out the factors that affect second language pronunciation acquisition, several findings have been presented in the present research, such as the influence of the first language, motivation, ago, identity.


Pronunciation, Target language, First language, Second language acquisition

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Tian Wang. Factors affecting second language pronunciation acquisition. Frontiers in Educational Research (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 20: 18-23. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2023.062003.


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