Speech Prosody 2010
Chicago, IL, USA
The present paper deals with the peculiarities of English rhythmic structure and tone-units perception by the speakers of Chinese. The prognosis is made that it is bound to be problematic for the China English speakers to identify the analogous rhythmic structures in the phrases of different syntactic organization. Consequently, misperception of English rhythmic structures may lead to further resegmentation within the English phrase of a complex syntactic structure. The experiment has been conducted to prove this prognosis.
Bibliographic reference. Zavyalova, Victoria / Polyanskaya, Marina (2010): "English rhythmic structure and tone-units perception by the speakers of Chinese", In SP-2010, paper 055.