Acoustic Analysis of /?/ and /ð/ Sounds in Pakistani English

Muhammad Asim Mahmood, Muhammad Asghar, Farhat Jabeen

Abstract


This paper aims at discovering the nature and extent of deviation in the articulation of consonants in Pakistani English due to the impact of mother tongue. A detailed experiment has been carried out with the help of Praat to analyze the acoustic properties of /?/ and /ð/ sounds spoken by Pakistani speakers. The research reveals that Pakistani English has a distinct pronunciation pattern of /?/ and /ð/ sounds. This research is an attempt to provide a scientific justification to establish Pakistani English as an independent variety.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ies.v4n4p131

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