An acoustic study of L2 Vgn rime production

Authors

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

Abstract

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.

Published

2008-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Li Y. An acoustic study of L2 Vgn rime production. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2008Sep.1 [cited 2021Apr.13];36(3):136-7. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2075

Issue

Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada