Vowel space area of tense and lax vowels by Cantonese learners of English

Crystal Tze Ying Chow, Min Ney Wong, Manwa Lawrence Ng, Yang Chen, Wing Lam

Research output: Unpublished conference presentation (presented paper, abstract, poster)PosterAcademic researchpeer-review


This study compared the triangular vowel space area for the vowels /i-æ-u/ and /ɪ-ɛ-ʊ/, as produced by speakers of American English (AE) and by Cantonese learners of English from Hong Kong (HKE speakers). Results indicated discrepant findings regarding the HKE speakers’ proficiency levels and their vowel spaces, suggesGng that other, more sophisticated measures might be necessary to objectify proficiency level.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusNot published / presented only - 23 Nov 2019
Event2019 ASHA Convention, Orlando, FL, USA. - Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, United States
Duration: 21 Nov 201923 Nov 2019


Conference2019 ASHA Convention, Orlando, FL, USA.
Country/TerritoryUnited States

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