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    標題: The Comparison of the Intonation Performance between Native and Non-native Male Speakers from the Acoustic Perspective
    作者: Hsing-Cheng Tung
    貢獻者: 應用外語系
    關鍵字: acoustic phonetics
    intonation pattern
    syllable pitch
    structural complexity
    日期: 2003
    上傳時間: 2009-06-11 10:13:23 (UTC+8)
    摘要: The purpose of this study is to explore the intonational performance by native and nonnative male speakers in terms of the acoustic evidence. Three main variables were included for the investigation: structural complexity, question types, and formal instruction. Two non-native male speakers with English major as well as two non-native male speakers with majors other than English participated in this program. Additionally, two male native speakers were also invited for this study. Those chosen participants (i.e. four non-native speakers and two native speakers) were required to read the given text (See the Appendix I) without any prior instruction. Their performance was recorded and analyzed by the Pratt system.
    Several findings were found in this paper. First of all, it was the length of the sentence rather than the structural complexity that led to the reading duration time differences between native and non-native speakers. Secondly, non-native male speakers, no matter English majors or not, produced the monotonous syllable pitches. Additionally, according to the final intonation results, non-native speakers produced the interrogative like a declarative. Apparently, they were unaware of the discoursal functions of intonation. Finally, male English majors di d not outperform in this study, which may indicate that teachers have to design activities to improve those two male English majors’ intonation performance.
    關聯: 嘉南學報(人文類)29期:p.520-535
    Appears in Collections:[嘉南學報] 29 期 (2003)
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