Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorDelahunty, Gerald
dc.contributor.advisorHolland, Cory
dc.contributor.authorAlqarni, Hanan
dc.contributor.committeememberHirchi, Mohammed
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-12T16:14:30Z
dc.date.available2020-06-07T16:14:30Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.description2018 Spring.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstractWhen Arabic learners first delve into the English language, they may find many difficulties in pronunciation due to the fact that there are vast differences between English and Arabic, especially regarding the number of vowels and their acoustic realizations. Very few studies have investigated this area of English language acquisition. The aim of this study is to examine the production of English vowels by Arabic speakers and to examine if there are gender differences in the production of English vowels by Arabic English learners. By using the phonetic software Praat, the values of duration and formant of vowel sounds was measured and obtained. English vowels produced by the subjects were recorded and analyzed using Praat, and were compared to results from a research project looking at English native speakers in Colorado. Since the participants were exposed to English and had lived in Colorado, USA, differences in vowel production were discussed and an analysis was conducted. The result of this study displayed that there are significant differences between Saudi ELLs and Colorado English native speakers in almost all the vowels. In addition, this study revealed the significant role of gender and regional dialect in producing English vowels by Arabic speakers.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.identifierAlqarni_colostate_0053N_14819.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10217/189431
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof2000-2019 - CSU Theses and Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectENGL-TSLZ-MA
dc.titleProduction of English vowels by native Arabic speakers, The
dc.typeText
dcterms.embargo.expires2020-06-07
dcterms.rights.dplaThe copyright and related rights status of this item has not been evaluated (https://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/). Please refer to the organization that has made the Item available for more information.
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record