Acquisition and interpretation of mandarin speech prosody by native speakers and cantonese learners

Xi Chen, Si Chen

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Abstract

This study aims to test the ability to match acoustic cues to different focus types and positions by advanced Cantonese L2 learners of Mandarin under the modalities of auditory-only and visual-auditory. Following the design by [29], participants were instructed to make a 5-Likert response to rate their preferences for the conversations they heard. Results show that visual-aids facilitated the perception of prosody; L2 learners showed fewer difficulties in differentiating narrow and contrastive focus than native Mandarin speakers. These findings provide significances for prosodic perception, second language acquisition and bilingual education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA ASC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1800-1809
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781728132488
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
Event2019 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA ASC 2019 - Lanzhou, China
Duration: 18 Nov 201921 Nov 2019

Publication series

Name2019 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA ASC 2019

Conference

Conference2019 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA ASC 2019
CountryChina
CityLanzhou
Period18/11/1921/11/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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