Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Arts, Design and Contemporary Education

English Intonation Teaching in a Perspective of Communicative Functions

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Dongxiao Peng
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Dongxiao Peng
Available Online May 2016.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icadce-16.2016.356How to use a DOI?
Keywords
English intonation; communicative function; phonetics teaching
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Arts, Design and Contemporary Education
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
May 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-211-4
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icadce-16.2016.356How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2016, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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