Abstract or Introduction
The objective of this paper is to shed light on the diverse functions and influencing factors of pronunciation in teaching English in German-speaking countries. Drawing upon the works of experts like Holger Schmitt and Yoshida, we delve into the functions of pronunciation that include not just ensuring communication and averting negative stereotypes, but also approaching native-like pronunciation as an art form. Moreover, we discuss the wide array of factors that can impact pronunciation. These encompass the learner's first language, their motivation, personality, and aptitude, the methods and quality of instruction, and exposure to the target language. Biological factors such as age and sex may also play a role, although these are still under debate.
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- Marie Will (Author), 2021, Pronunciation Teaching. Common hurdles and their solutions in German-speaking learners of English, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1368695