The Accented English Pronunciation of Chinese EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Preschoolers
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- Accented English; Pronunciation; Consonant; Vowel; Chinese EFL; Preschoolers
Even though the patterns of Chinese English as a new variety of English is gradually emerging, very few studies have been done to explicitly explore the unique patterns of Chinese English comprehensively with consideration of all areas of China. To fill in the previous gaps, ten Chinese EFL preschoolers have been recruited to investigate the pronunciation features of their accented English. The participants were asked to read a list of ten short sentences in the form of a recorded homework task. From the the data analysis in this paper, the most salient characteristics of their speech production including the extra vowel /ʊ/ at the world-final positions, word-final lateral glide /l/ pronounced as /əʊ/, vowel rhoticity, substitution of interdental fricative /θ/ with the alveolar fricative /s/, and vowel substitution with /ʌ/. These patters could be seen as the proof of the emerging of Chinese English as a new English variety. Future research is suggested to focus more on providing a comprehensive description of different speech patterns in different areas of China.
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TY - CONF AU - Jingyi Yang PY - 2022 DA - 2022/03/30 TI - The Accented English Pronunciation of Chinese EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Preschoolers BT - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Education, Language, Art and Inter-cultural Communication (ICELAIC 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 103 EP - 109 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220306.017 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220306.017 ID - Yang2022 ER -