The Influence of Brain Dominance on Learning English Pronunciation
The paper provides a description of a study that was aimed at verifying the influence of brain dominance on learners’ proficiency in the perception and production of English pronunciation. Eighty-eight subjects participated in the research. The procedures involved the use of the following research tools: questionnaires for both learners and teachers; the Brain-Dominance Inventory (BDI); and, finally, a pronunciation perception and production test. The mean scores obtained by the participants varied considerably among the three brain-dominance groups (right-brain, left-brain, and bilateral learners). The results of the study suggest that right-brain dominance and integrated hemisphericity correlate to success in second-language pronunciation.