The effect of regional Bengali dialect on English pronunciation of Bangladeshi second language learners : a reflection
Md. Minhaj Ul Abedin
Abstract: The paper discusses the inter-relationship between dialectic accents of Bangladeshi ESL learners and Standard English pronunciation. English pronunciation has always been an area of confusion for our English language learners and even sometimes for the teachers. This study is also an endeavor to find out whether we should encourage the standard pronunciation or we should go for only comprehensibility. This paper also deals with the argument of the impact of Bangladeshi learners’ accent on English Received Pronunciation (RP). It is also an endeavor to find out whether the regional dialects leave any impact on the learning of correct English pronunciation or not. Specific suggestions have been given to overcome the accent problem on the basis of questionnaire survey and speech analysis of sample groups.
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Published in Fall 2010-11