A case study of the speech difficulties of twenty adults with foreign dialect (Italian)
Massari, Gloria Corpaci
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It 1a the purpose of this study (1) to analyze the pronunciation errors of Italian speaking people learning English and ( 2) to determine whether or not a native dialectical language has any effect on the individual's learning situation. Using the case study method the writer has selected twenty persona of Italian extraction-- ten native of northern Italy and ten native of southern Italy-- each speaking a native dialect as a primary language and exposed to the English language and pronunciation only through the regional dialect or western Connecticut.
Thesis (Ed.M.)--Boston University