Journal of English Literature and Culture
International Journal of English Literature and Culture
Vol. 3(11), pp. 296-300, December, 2015
A STUDY ON MOTHER TONGUE INFLUENCE IN ENGLISH COMMUNICATION
Assistant Professor, Department of English, SVS College of Engineering, Ciombatore-India-642 109.
Accepted 30 December 2015
English is an
international ,global and an Universal language. When we begin speaking
in the second language (i.e. English), we initially use sounds from our
mother tongue Thus, everyone has mother tongue influence (MTI) to begin
with. With more and more listening to those fluent in the second
language, practicing speaking yourself and correcting mistakes, you
slowly learn to replace your mother tongue sounds with the original
sounds of English. It acts as a commercial language.