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dc.contributor.author Hamakali, Hafeni P.
dc.contributor.author Mbenzi, Petrus A.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-11T12:08:32Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-11T12:08:32Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Hamakali, H.P., & Mbenzi, P.A. (2016). Exploring the problems of second language learners’ English pronunciation: A contrastive analysis of English and Oshiwambo (Oshikwanyama). JULACE: Journal of the University of Namibia Language Centre, 1(1), 44-55. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2026-8297
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1917
dc.description.abstract English is the official language of Namibia. The majority of Namibians have to learn English as a second language because their mother tongue is either one of the Namibian indigenous languages or a different foreign language. Learning English has been a challenge to many learners and several studies attribute the high failure rate in Namibia to poor proficiency in English. In particular, contrastive analysis studies attribute some of the second language learners’ learning difficulties to their first language influence on the target language, English. This study, also a contrastive analysis, focuses on the difficulties which the native speakers of Oshiwambo encounter in learning to speak English, with particular reference to the Ovakwanyama. The study attempts to identify common errors which Oshikwanyama speakers would make in English and establishes the grounds for such errors. Finally, the study makes suggestion for the intervention strategies to remedy the situation. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Sohiwambo/ Oshikwanyama en_US
dc.subject English pronunciation en_US
dc.subject Contrastive analysis en_US
dc.subject Second language learners en_US
dc.title Exploring the problems of second language learners’ English pronunciation: A contrastive analysis of English and Oshiwambo (Oshikwanyama) en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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