The Functions of Organs of Speech in Communication and Pedagogical Implications for Students Learning and Speaking English as Second Language

The purpose of the research is to determine: (a) the fluency and articulation of speech sounds, (b) the x-ray of the various speech organs, and (c) the function of each organ of speech.

Each articulator or speech organ performs a unique and important function in the creation of speech sounds. These speech sounds make it easier for people to communicate. In human communication, the tongue, lips, teeth, lungs, vocal cords, velum, soft and hard palate, larynx, and pharynx are all essential articulators. The functions of speech organs or articulators, as well as their educational implications, were investigated in this study. The research was aided by the various portions of the schematic of the organs of speech. The study found that the ear plays a significant role in sound creation as a speech organ. The study also revealed that second language (L2) learners and speakers may improve their fluency and articulation by studying the organs of speech. The study concluded, among other things, that instruction of speech organs at any level of learning should be extremely practical, and that using a language laboratory is a must. This is necessary because phonetics and phonology are scientific studies that must be supported by listening to native speakers, near-native speakers, role model speakers, and transcriptions.

Author (S) Details

A. J. Saleh
Department of English, College of Education, Akwanga, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.

R.I. Umaru
Nasarawa State University, Keffi and College of Education, Akwanga, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.

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