Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Management, Education Technology and Economics (ICMETE 2019)

Phonetic Transfer of Chinese University Students in EFL Learning

Authors
Zheng Fu, Yunfei Ma
Corresponding Author
Yunfei Ma
Available Online May 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmete-19.2019.135How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Phonetic transfer; EFL; Chinese; English; Contrastive analysis; L1; L2
Abstract
Phonetic transfer is defined as the way in which individual knowledge of a language sound tool can affect how a person perceives and produces language in another language. Although previous studies have investigated phonetic transfer in the area of articulation, how L1 affects L2 pronunciation by speech recognition technology has been under-researched. This paper aims to address the issue by focusing on a sample of 676 Chinese university students. Using quantitative data, it examines whether these participants apply phonetic transfer to EFL learning and what factors may have influenced the result of phonetic transfer. The findings of data analysis confirm that Chinese-to-English phonetic transfer is correct and the extent of these participants’ transfer is larger than expected. The reasons for their high level of transfer are probably due to the learning method of spelling through phonics and the nature of pronunciation acquisition.
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Proceedings
2019 International Conference on Management, Education Technology and Economics (ICMETE 2019)
Part of series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
May 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-725-6
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmete-19.2019.135How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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