A longitudinal examination of english vowel learning by Mandarin speakers

Authors

  • Murray J. Munro Dept. of Linguistics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
  • Tracey M. Derwing Dept. of Educational Psychology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta. T6G 2G5, Canada
  • Ron I. Thomson Dept. of Linguistic, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta. T6G 2E7, Canada

Keywords:

Data acquisition, Learning systems, Mathematical models, Speech analysis, Speech processing, Speech learning, Speech sounds

Abstract

Despite the large number of studies of second language (L2) perception and production conducted in recent years, relatively few have examined the acquisition of categories by low-proficiency speakers from a longitudinal perspective. Most studies with a longitudinal component have considered learners over a short period of time. This paper addresses the gap in current research by evaluating a broad range of English vowel productions of recently-arrived Mandarin speakers during their first year in Canada.

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Published

2003-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Munro MJ, Derwing TM, Thomson RI. A longitudinal examination of english vowel learning by Mandarin speakers. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2003 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Dec. 8];31(3):32-3. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1536

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Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada