An acoustic study of L2 Vgn rime production


  • Ya Li Dept. of Linguistics, University of Victoria, Victoria BC V8P 5C2, Canada


A study was conducted tom investigate L2 VGn rime production in Mandarin speech. The study investigated speech of 20 native Chinese students at the University of Victoria. Test words included, 5 English words with VGn rimes, 5 words with VG rimes, and 4 Mandarin words with Vn rimes. The 4 Mandarin words were chosen to contrast with the 4 similar sounding English words. The word-reading task was performed in a sound-attenuated room in Phonetics laboratory of the University of Victoria. Participants were instructed to read the test words, presented on-screen through the Microsoft PowerPoint program. It was observed that there was a 2-second interval following each appearance of a token and the participants were instructed to read each word by the rhythm of its appearance.



How to Cite

Li Y. An acoustic study of L2 Vgn rime production. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2008Sep.1 [cited 2021Apr.13];36(3):136-7. Available from:



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