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Query Details

Query Subject:   EFL Pronunciation Teaching in Your Country
Author:   Marianna Kyprianou
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Applied Linguistics

Query:   Dear LINGUIST Members,

I am a PhD student researching the teaching of English pronunciation in primary and secondary education in Cyprus.

I would like to kindly ask if you are aware of any literature available in the area of pronunciation teaching in your country, concerning primary and secondary education (in the context of teaching English as a foreign language). I am also interested in vowel studies researching pronunciation problems of speakers of various backgrounds learning English as a foreign language.

I would also be more than happy to forward a questionnaire to those of you who are interested in participating in my study by answering questions on teaching pronunciation practices concerning their country (if you indicate your interest at mariannakyprianou@yahoo.gr I will forward the questionnaire to your e-mail address).

Thank you very much for your help. A summary of all responses will be posted as soon as the collection of data is completed.

Marianna Kyprianou
LL Issue: 24.1558
Date posted: 05-Apr-2013


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