Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University’s Department of English organised a special lecture on phonetics here today. Dr. Ajay Verma, Associate Professor, Department of Post Graduate Studies, Punjabi University Regional Centre, Bathinda was invited as the guest speaker, while Vice Chancellor of the University, Dr. Sukhdarshan Singh Khehra presided over the lecture. In his lecture, Dr. Verma told that language is linked to the identity of the people and said that these identities in turn affect the language of the people as well. He carried out various practical exercises on how to improve English language pronunciation and discussed some commonly mispronounced English words.
Vice Chancellor of the University, Dr. Sukhdardhan Singh Khehra in his address to the students said that the study of phonetics is a vast field and students from different disciplines can benefit immensely from the study of phonetics. The Vice Chancellor appreciated the efforts of the department of English for organising a lecture on such an important topic.
Dean faculty of languages and Head of the Department of English, Dr. Swaraj Raj said that although the way a language is spoken might vary from one area to another and from one culture to another but we must try to speak the language as correctly as possible. He thanked the Vice Chancellor and Dr. Verma for sparing their valuable time and said that the department will continue to organise such constructive activities in the future as well.