Describing Distinctive Phonological Features in Young Adult Mexican Students Learning English
Ismael Ignacio Chuc Piña, María Elena Llaven Nucamendi, Addy Rodríguez Betanzos, Mizael Garduño Buenfil

Abstract
This work aimed to observe the production of consonant clusters in final position and the placement of lexical main stress of suffixed four-syllable words in thirty young adult Mexican undergraduates learning English as a foreign language in the English Language program of the Universidad de Quintana Roo, Mexico. Participants were individually interviewed and samples were collected by recording these sessions. The results indicated that consonant clusters in final position and lexical main stress of suffixed four-syllable words showed frequent phonological variations for this group of students. These findings are relevant to teachers as they help foresee the kind of varied features they may find in the area of pronunciation in their young adult students when planning their courses.

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