This chapter reviews studies of the importance of pronunciation training, awareness raising, positive attitude and motivation that affect learners’ acquisition, and discusses how learners improve their pronunciation in the target language and lead to confidence in speaking. Discussions of English language learning and teaching in Pakistan are also presented. The review of literature shows that with careful preparation and integration, pronunciation can play a significant role in supporting the learners’ overall communicative skill. Learner becomes confident having full command over pronunciation.
Pronunciation is the way in which a language or a particular word or sound is spoken.
A word can be spoken in different ways by various individuals or groups, depending on many factors, such as: the area in which they grew up, the area in which they now live, if they have a speech or voice disorder, their ethnic group, their social class, or their education. The significance of pronunciation becomes highly considerable in the process of communication. Speakers of particular language have a very deep and strong impact of sounds of the alphabet on their pronunciation. There are certain sounds which every language possesses. Most of the sounds which a language has seem to be similar, but they are not pronounced in the exact manner. There are certain differences in pronunciation. Therefore, when a person speaks any non-native language, he has to face certain sound difficulties. Pronunciation is more important than it seems to be and has always been acknowledged that is the fundamental part of one’s oral ability in the target language.
Pronunciation is the foundation of speaking....