The contact between English and Efik phonological features gives rise to problems that are exhibited by the Efik-English bilinguals as second language speakers. The aim of this study is to describe the segmental units of the spoken English of the Efik-English bilinguals. The
study has its theoretical thrust on Contrastive analysis by Lado (1957) which describes the systems of languages by comparing them with others and predicting areas of difficulties so that the L2 learning difficulties are eased. It identifies sounds in English that present
difficulty to Efik speakers of English and how these sounds are been realised. Primary and Secondary method of data collection were employed to elicit information from 30 respondents using random sampling technique. The analysis reveals that Efik has 21 phonetic
consonants and 9 phonetic vowels, of which 15 consonants and 6 vowels are phonemic. The English segment as in [g, v, θ, ð, z, ʃ, ʒ, tʃ, dʒ] and [æ, ɒ, ʒ:, ə, ʌ, iə, eə, uə, əu, au] are absent
in the Efik sound inventory, thus poses pronunciation difficulty for the Efik-English bilinguals.
Keywords: Efik, phonology, segment, allophone, bilingual, contrastive analyis
Ukpe, Q. (2021). A Phonological Analysis of the Spoken English of the Efik-English Bilinguals. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/a-phonological-analysis-of-the-spoken-english-of-the-efik-english-bilinguals-pdf
Ukpe, Queen "A Phonological Analysis of the Spoken English of the Efik-English Bilinguals" Afribary. Afribary, 07 Jul. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/a-phonological-analysis-of-the-spoken-english-of-the-efik-english-bilinguals-pdf. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.
Ukpe, Queen . "A Phonological Analysis of the Spoken English of the Efik-English Bilinguals". Afribary, Afribary, 07 Jul. 2021. Web. 28 Oct. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/a-phonological-analysis-of-the-spoken-english-of-the-efik-english-bilinguals-pdf >.
Ukpe, Queen . "A Phonological Analysis of the Spoken English of the Efik-English Bilinguals" Afribary (2021). Accessed October 28, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/a-phonological-analysis-of-the-spoken-english-of-the-efik-english-bilinguals-pdf