Acquisition of Geminate Consonants by English Speaking Learners of Japanese

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Title Acquisition of Geminate Consonants by English Speaking Learners of Japanese
Author Tsurutani, Chiharu
Journal Name Review of Asian an Pacific Studies
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Tokyo
Publisher Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, Seikei University
Abstract This paper discusses the nature of geminate consonants in Japanese and problems second language learners of Japanese have in the acquisition of geminate consonants. In the experiments on English speakers' production of geminate consonants, insertion errors of geminate consonants were observed more frequently than omission errors. It was found that durational errors were caused by the prosodic interference from English accentuation, and that the degree of germination was reflected in the relative duration of a geminate consonant to the preceding vowel (RDV). Based on the findings, some pedagogical suggestions were offered to second language learners and teachers.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://caps.uoregon.edu/
Alternative URI http://www.seikei.ac.jp/university/caps/english/05publication/journal.html
Copyright Statement Copyright Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, Seikei University 2007. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 32
Page from 25
Page to 41
ISSN 0913-8439
Date Accessioned 2008-02-19
Date Available 2009-08-18T05:56:05Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Subject PRE2009-Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics; PRE2009-Japanese; PRE2009-Laboratory Phonetics and Speech Science
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/17462
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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