English pronunciation problems of Bengali speaking learners: A case study
GM Abu Taher
Pronunciation is the act or manner in which a specific word or sound is generated, particularly the method that is accepted or generally understood (Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary 7th edition, 2005). It is an integrated part of second/foreign language learning since it directly affects learner’s communicative competence. Due to the different phonetic patterns of Bangla and English languages, speakers of Bangla language are supposed to face some difficulties in pronouncing specific phonemes of English. However, while learning the pronunciation of an L2, the learner often confronts different phonetics and phonological problems that obviously hinder his/her learning and ultimately prevent him/her from acquiring expected general proficiency in the teaching of the pronunciation of English as a foreign language (EFL)by the Bengali speaking learners. This article coins some problems concerning the pronunciation of English of Bengali speaking learners.