Understanding the difficulties of Saraiki speakers with English vowel pronunciation at secondary level


  • Muhammad Jawad Ali Bahaudin Zakriya University, Multan, Pakistan Author
  • Sadaf Khan Institute of Southern Punjab, Pakistan Author
  • Maryam Khan Institute of Southern Punjab, Pakistan Author




English Language, English vowels, pronunciation problems, Students, Second Language


English language is an international language, as for as the pronunciation of English vowels is concerned, the learners of L2 face a lot of problems. It’s believed that Pakistani students especially Saraiki students face colossal difficulties in the production of English vowels and face a lot of problems in the recognition of English vowel sounds because of the improper guidance by the teachers as well as the influence of mother tongue. Pakistani Institutions neglect the importance of pronunciation. The researcher conducted research in district Multan (Pakistan) and from Multan city, she selected fifty students of 9th and 10th class from five different Govt. and Private high schools. From each school ten students were selected and female students from four different schools and male students from one school were selected. A list of one hundred and sixty words was prepared and these words were pronounced by the students. Data was recorded in a C.D and analysed in percentage. Findings showed that there was a lack of teachers’ training as well as improper guidance to the students by teachers and the surroundings. This study suggested some ways for improving pronunciation of English vowels and at the end conclusion was drawn.


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How to Cite

Ali, M. J. ., Khan, S. ., & Khan, M. . (2023). Understanding the difficulties of Saraiki speakers with English vowel pronunciation at secondary level. Bulletin of Business and Economics (BBE), 12(4), 176-188. https://doi.org/10.61506/01.00102

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