ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Experimental Linguistics (ExLing 2008)

Athens, Greece
August 25-27, 2008

Factors Influencing Perceptual Attainment of Japanese Geminate Consonants by Korean Learners of Japanese

Mee Sonu

Graduate School of Global Information and Telecommunication Studies, Waseda University, Japan

Two experiments were carried out to determine the perceptual mechanism which distinguishes geminate consonants of Japanese by Korean learners of Japanese. The first investigated the categorical perception of Japanese geminate consonants. In this experiment, we carried out a listening test to measure perceptual characteristics by Korean learners. The second was an interview of Korean learners on their learning strategies. The experimental results showed that some Korean learners concentrated on the overall rhythmic organization of geminate consonants, the same strategy as Japanese native speakers which had been denied in Min (1987, 2007).

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Bibliographic reference.  Sonu, Mee (2008): "Factors influencing perceptual attainment of Japanese geminate consonants by Korean learners of Japanese", In ExLing-2008, 209-212.