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    ‘River’ or ‘Liver’? Exploring the Intelligibility of Thai’s (Mis)pronunciation of English ‘r’ and ‘l’ 

    Nussara Wadsorn; Supakorn Panichkul (2014)

    The establishment of ASEAN Community has in recent years brought about a number of studies related to English as a Lingua Franca (ELF). Most studies address the issues of mutual intelligibility of English used among the speakers in the Region, and those who will need to communicate with them. Jenkins, in 2000, proposed the Lingua Franca Core (LFC), i.e., the pronunciation features that are crucial for intelligibility required for effective communication. Included among those features are the correct pronunciation of all consonants except /θ/ and ...