Acoustic Analysis of /?/ and /ð/ Sounds in Pakistani English

  •  Muhammad Asim Mahmood    
  •  Muhammad Asghar    
  •  Farhat Jabeen    


This paper aims at discovering the nature and extent of deviation in the articulation of consonants in Pakistani English due to the impact of mother tongue. A detailed experiment has been carried out with the help of Praat to analyze the acoustic properties of /?/ and /ð/ sounds spoken by Pakistani speakers. The research reveals that Pakistani English has a distinct pronunciation pattern of /?/ and /ð/ sounds. This research is an attempt to provide a scientific justification to establish Pakistani English as an independent variety.

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