Some Features of English Fricatives Spoken by a Chinese Speaker
- 10.2991/iccessh-16.2016.63How to use a DOI?
- L1 transfer; fricative; consonant
Variation in interlanguage (IL) phonology is an important field for researching SLA. Generally speaking, the factors constraining the Chinese learners' pronunciation include "L1 transfer, markedness, margin length, sonority and linguistic environment. This paper will focus on the influence of L1 transfer on the English sounds produced by a Chinese speaker. Certainly, there are wide variations of pronunciation spoken by different people from different regions because China is a huge country and there exist many dialects throughout the whole country. Because the participant is a Mandarin Chinese speaker the research will mainly involves the effect of Mandarin Chinese on English sounds. The paper aims at providing a detailed analysis and trying to give a reference on the feature changes of English fricatives produced by Chinese English learners.
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TY - CONF AU - Shaofan Wang PY - 2015/09 DA - 2015/09 TI - Some Features of English Fricatives Spoken by a Chinese Speaker BT - Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Contemporary Education, Social Sciences and Humanities PB - Atlantis Press SP - 253 EP - 257 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iccessh-16.2016.63 DO - 10.2991/iccessh-16.2016.63 ID - Wang2015/09 ER -