Proceedings of the 2019 3rd International Conference on Economic Development and Education Management (ICEDEM 2019)

An Acoustic Experimental Study on the Negative Transfer of Voiceless Plosive Codas by Chaoshanese EFL Learners

Authors
Huanbiao Hu, Long Ye
Corresponding Author
Long Ye
Available Online October 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icedem-19.2019.41How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Chaoshan dialect; English; Voiceless plosive codas; Negative transfer; Sonogram
Abstract
In this research, Chaoshanese EFL learners are studied from the perspective of experimental phonetics. The research believes that the phonological characteristics of entering tone of the Chaoshan dialect will be negative for the students with mother tongue of the Chaoshan dialect to acquire the voiceless plosive codas in English monosyllables. The authors used tables to mark down the pronunciation of the English monosyllable voiceless plosive codas made by the students interviewed, sonograms are made up to compare the pronunciation of the articulators with mother tongue of the Chaoshan dialect and pronunciation of English standard sound. According to the statistics, the authors did an error analysis of the articulators with mother tongue of the Chaoshan dialect for pronouncing English monosyllabic voiceless plosive codas. The errors are mainly characterized by unreleased stop and minor insertion made by the students tested. Aiming at these principal errors, The authors gave their advice on teaching and learning of English voiceless plosive codas to Chaoshanese learners.
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