English Intonation Teaching in a Perspective of Communicative Functions
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- English intonation; communicative function; phonetics teaching
English is an intonation language while Chinese is a tone language. English intonation with some distinctive features from Chinese intonation has communicative functions that endows a speaker's utterance with various attached meanings. The complexity and subtlety of English intonation cause English teachers and learners considerable troubles. Therefore the ability to understand and use English intonation should be one of the focuses in phonetics teaching and an important criterion to measure one's language ability.
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TY - CONF AU - Dongxiao Peng PY - 2016/05 DA - 2016/05 TI - English Intonation Teaching in a Perspective of Communicative Functions BT - Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Arts, Design and Contemporary Education PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1450 EP - 1453 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icadce-16.2016.356 DO - 10.2991/icadce-16.2016.356 ID - Peng2016/05 ER -