Potential phonetic and phonological traps for Italian speakers of English

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The successful acquisition of the phonological system of a language is an important part of mastering that language. In this context the present paper has two main purposes: taking Italian and English as examples, it explores the differences between the Italian and English phonological systems; second, it proposes to uncover the phonological tendencies of Italian speakers of English, which may potentially trigger a negative transfer if not considered and controlled.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)70-82
Numero di pagine13
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2016


  • English Phonetics
  • Italian-English speakers
  • Negative transfer
  • Non-native English pronunciation


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