Poor Pronunciation

Topics: English language, Language education, Phonology Pages: 12 (3506 words) Published: June 20, 2013
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
LAOAG CITY

FACTORS AFFECTING POOR ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION
AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS

A Research Paper
Presented to
The Faculty of College of Arts and Sciences,
Northwestern University
Laoag City

In Partial Fulfilment
Of the Requirement in Technical Writing

Submitted to:
Ms. Grace Valdez
Professor

By
Reizhelle M. Gutierrez
Christian Velasco
AB English Studies II

March 2013

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The researchers would like to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the following persons who will gave precious contribution towards the completion of this Research Paper:
Professor Grace Valdez, our adviser of Technical Writing, who will give untiring support and professional guidance in the preparation and completion of this study,
To the Dean’s of College of Art and Sciences, College of Business Education, College of Criminal Justice Education, College of Maritime Education and College of Allied Health and Sciences who will allow us to administer and survey to the third and fourth year students of the said colleges,

To Prof. Grace Valdez, Head of Languages and Literature Department, who will guide us in formulating the questions for our questionnaire,
To the authors, editors and researchers of the books where we get our pertinent data’s and information’s that was used in writing the first and second chapter of this research paper,
To our respondents who will give outmost cooperation and time in answering correctly our questionnaire,
To our family, who will understand and give permission to us to return home not early for us to finish this research paper,
And above all, to the Lord Jesus Christ the giver of life, who will listen to our prayers especially at the time when that we will suffer hardship and who will give us strength and patience on the time that we will lose our hope to accomplish this research paper properly.

Again, thank you so much!

TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE PAGE......................................................................................i
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS.................................................................ii
TABLE OF CONTENTS...................................................................iv
LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES....................................................vi
CHAPTER
1 INTRODUCTION
Background of the Study........................1
Statement of the Problem......................9
Hypothesis............................................10
Significance of the Study.......................10
Scope and the Limitation of the Study...........11
Definition of Terms.................................11

2 REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE AND STUDIES
Local Studies............................................13

3 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Methods of Research.....................................19
The Population Frame and Sample Size......19
Respondents and Subjects of the Study.......19
Data Gathering Instruments.........................20
Validation of the Instruments.......................20
Data Gathering Procedures........................21
Statistical Treatment of Data......................21

CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION

Background of the Study
Nowadays, several students still get weak in the field of English Pronunciation especially to College students. A college student must possess good pronunciation for the preparation to his/her future job. It is required that a college student must take and pass an English subject on his entire course because this will help the student to improve more his abilities and skills in grammar, spelling and pronunciation. Through with this, he can make business letters, encoding correctly of paper works and communicating well to foreign and local people. Learners with good English pronunciation are likely to be understood even if they make errors in other areas, whereas learners with bad...

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Robert Smith. 2009. Pronouncing English World 3rd Edition.
http://www.antimoon.com/how/pronuncwhy.htm
http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/elt/article/view/15940
http://englishtrainer.blogspot.com/2007/02/factors-affecting-english-speaking.html
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