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dc.contributor.authorIshihara, Shunichien_US
dc.contributor.authorTsurutani, Chiharuen_US
dc.contributor.authorTsukada, Kimikoen_US
dc.contributor.editorCentre For Language Studies, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences,en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:41:45Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:41:45Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2013-05-30T04:17:56Z
dc.identifier.issn02199874en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/44864
dc.description.abstractNative speakers of a language can tell whether a speaker is native or non-native just by hearing one word or phrase in the language. It is expected that L2 learners will develop the ability to detect 'good pronunciation' as they establish the prototypes of the L2 sound system. However, it is not known what contributes to their judgement of good pronunciation. Therefore, this pilot study aims to clarify the mechanism of L2 listeners' judgement of good pronunciation. In this study, we focus on the prosodic variations of timing and pitch accent in Japanese. Four groups of informants participated in a perception experiment where they were asked to assess stimuli extracted from the recordings of L2 Japanese learners. These four groups are L2 Japanese learners at two levels of proficiency (beginner and advanced), and native Japanese speakers with and without formal teaching experience of L2 Japanese. All learner participants are native speakers of Australian English. We will report that the learners' assessment of good pronunciation is not straightforward, being different from the logical expectation that learners will behave more like native speakers as their L2 Japanese proficiency develops. We will also discuss possible explanations for the results and implications for L2 Japa-nese education.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherNational University of Singaporeen_US
dc.publisher.placeSingaporeen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://e-flt.nus.edu.sg/v8s12011/ishihara.pdfen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom277en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto290en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalElectronic Journal of Foreign Language Teachingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume8en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaboratory Phonetics and Speech Scienceen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200404en_US
dc.titleWhat Constitutes "Good Pronunciation" from L2 Japanese Learners' and Native Speakers' Perspectives?: A Perception Studyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2011 National University of Singapore. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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gro.griffith.authorTsurutani, Chiharu


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