The phonological sensibility of Nigerian pre-varsity English speakers’ activation of heterophones and pseudohomophones in reading comprehension
A very vital aspect of word learning includes phonological discrimination of lexical items. This study investigated the degree by which accurate pronunciation of heterophones and pseudo-homophones could be excitatory to comprehension of English sentences by young Nigerian learners of English. Five sentences, each containing a target word, were presented to 40 pupils to read and interpret....
Published at Covenant Journal of Language Studies
Published in 2014
Uba Emmanuel » UBA Emmanuel holds B.A. (English) from Bayero University, Kano, M.A. and PhD (English) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. He lectures phonetics and phonology; Morphology; Nigerian English; and Basic Writing Skills in Covenant University Ota. His research interests include: Applied phonology, Second Language Teaching and Learning; and Reading. He speaks Igbo, Hausa,... view full profile
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