The Perception and Production of /p/ in Saudi Gulf Arabic English: A Variationist Perspective

@inproceedings{Buali2010ThePA,
  title={The Perception and Production of /p/ in Saudi Gulf Arabic English: A Variationist Perspective},
  author={Imad Buali},
  year={2010}
}
Using sociolinguistic methodology for data collection and analysis, this paper investigates the variation in the perception and production of the phoneme /p/ by Saudi learners of English as a foreign or second language (EFL/ESL). Since /p/ is not in the Arabic phonological inventory, it is expected that native Arabic speakers learning a language containing /p/ will have difficulty with it, consequently exhibiting variation in their perception and production. The study set out to explore the… CONTINUE READING