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Pronunciation: The “Cinderella” of Language Teaching

Introduction

 

Indisputably, teaching pronunciation is one of the most complicated yet significant aspects of EFL / ESL teaching. That is why it has been looked upon as the “Cinderella” of language teaching (Kelly, 1969; Dalton, 1997).

Language and Thought

No one would disagree with the claim that language and thought interact in many significant ways. There is great disagreement, however, about the proposition that each specific language has its own influence on the thought and action of its speakers.

Intellect or Affect?

Most people contend that the education system, as it manifests itself in many western countries, is inadequate and even pernicious. This general discontent should not be ignored; on the contrary, it should sensitize us to the problems that we are confronted with in our attempt to become educated citizens and, most importantly, individuals. But what does it mean to become individuals?

Learner Autonomy: The “Let-Me-Learn” Drive

It is widely acknowledged that knowing a language is more than just grammar and vocabulary.

Women: A Linguistically Different Species?

Indisputably, sex differences constitute a fundamental fact of our lives and, as such, it stands to reason that they should be reflected in language.