Speech Prosody 2006

Dresden, Germany
May 2-5, 2006

A Rhythmic Analysis on Chinese EFL Speech

Aijun Li (1), Zhigang Yin (1), Yiqing Zu (2)

(1) Institute of Linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
(2) MOTOROLA Research Center China

This paper, based on a phonetic experiment, depicts a contrastive study on the rhythmic pattern of Chinese learners of English as a foreign language (CL2) as compared with that of the native speakers of both standard British and American English (EL1) in their respective pitch accent distribution patterns, prosodic structures and duration patterns.

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Bibliographic reference.  Li, Aijun / Yin, Zhigang / Zu, Yiqing (2006): "A rhythmic analysis on Chinese EFL speech", In SP-2006, paper 261.