Towards Better Teaching of Pronunciation: Review of Literature in the Area

Samaneh Seyedabadi, Azar Hosseini Fatemi, Reza Pishghadam

Abstract


The present paper aims at establishing the need to focus on the importance of teaching pronunciation to language learners. The study is descriptive in nature. It traces out the body of research concerning the weightiness of pronunciation within linguistic, psychological, and sociocultural domains as well as through the eyes of the language learners. The findings highlighted the knock-on effects of pronunciation on the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). In addition, pronunciation instruction was found to be the learners’ priority and a field in which they need more coaching. As an illuminating study, the paper is useful to teachers, researchers, and material writers to consider the language learners’ needs in the English language teaching and learning context.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n4s1p76


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