A community of people who love to write
The easiest domain name (Note the .ORG) - Absolutely Free!
Home | Submit Articles | Login
English Accent: What is Mother Tongue Influence & Neutral AccentBY: Muhammed Haris | Category: Others | Post Date: 2009-07-13
English is the most widely spoken international language. The vocabulary being used is same all across the universe. But the accent with which people speak English differs from place to place. United States has its own accent of English, British have their own accent and other countries have got their English accent influenced by the national languages. When a person speaks the regional languages (the mother tongue of the person), those too influences hos English accent.
Difference in accents of the language can be a barrier for smooth communication. Because of the globalization and the system of outsourcing, business requires the communication to happen among people of all across the globe. So it requires understanding their accent as well. US people have the accent of speaking English slowly, and without stressing on the letters. British people have the accent of speaking faster and again not stressing on the letters. Indians generally speak faster and by stressing on the words. These variations pose a significant difficulty in understanding the language.
English language has many words pronounced similarly, but one has to guess its meaning based on the situation a particular word has been used. But the difference in the English accent makes it much more complex. Even if a person is familiar and understands the accent of a particular country, the influence of mother tongue again brings variation in the accent of the people within the country.
What is Mother Tongue Influence?
So the best way to solve the problem of communication barrier about difference in accent is to practice neutral accent. So called MTI (Mother Tongue Influence) can be avoided by practicing the neutral accent. There are many mouth exercises being taught at communication skill courses to practice neutral accent. So, one can practice neutral accent with help of such mouth exercises.
Article Source: http://www.saching.com
About Author / Additional Info:
* Outside the White Lines
* Death - The ultimate reality but a kind suggestion to God!!
* Nurturing family by food, chats, love and fun!
* Take a perfect decision before buying a home
* Total contact casts and their advantages
Does this article violate or infringe on your copyright ?
It is a violation of our terms for authors to submit content which they did not write and claim it as their own. If this article infringes on your copyrights, then use our Contact us form with the detailed proof of infringement along with the offending article's title, URL and writer name. If you do not hear back from us then contact us again in another 10 days. Thank you.
Comments on this article: (1 comments so far)
* Additional comments are now closed for this article *
Article Views: 12291
Copyright © 2010 saching.com - Do not copy articles from this website.
Important Disclaimer: All articles on this website are for general information only and is not a professional or experts advice. We do not own any responsibility for correctness or authenticity of the information presented in this article, or any loss or injury resulting from it. We do not endorse these articles, we are neither affiliated with the authors of these articles nor responsible for their content. Please see our disclaimer section for complete terms.