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Pidginized English pronunciation in Thailand


Yang, Hai and Harris, Matthew and Jitklang, Pranom and Anont, Sukritta (2007) Pidginized English pronunciation in Thailand. In: The Second Biennial International Conference on Teaching and Learning of English in Asia : Exploring New Frontiers (TELiA2), 14-16 June 2007, Holiday Villa Beach & Spa Resort, Langkawi. Faculty of Communication and Modern Languages, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, pp. 1-5. ISBN 978-983-42061-2-3

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Abstract

Thailand Pidginized English Pronunciation (TPEP) is the pronunciation of English produced with a Thai accent. Its characteristics are systematic, stable and widely used and accepted within the country. This paper describes TPEP through an analysis of 12 hours of video interviews of seven hundred high school students from 50 of Thailand’s 76 provinces. The identified phonemic qualities include some vowel and consonant substitution and certain modification or loss of consonants, especially final consonants. Other characteristics include moving all stress to final syllables and endowing a certain tone to some words.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Organized by Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Communication and Modern Language, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pidgin, English, Thai accent
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 30 May 2011 01:38
Last Modified: 30 May 2011 01:38
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/3256

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