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LT1201 Introduction to Linguistics and Language Applications


How the Phonology of English in L2 Speakers Are Affected By Their Native Languages

Student Teacher
Dr. LUN, Suen Caesar

The project investigates the effects of the phonology of a person’s native language on their pronunciation of English. It compares the phonology of three languages with languages, namely, Spanish, Japanese and Cantonese, chosen because of their vast difference in vowels, consonants and prosody respectively. The project presents phonemes that might be difficult for native speakers of those languages to pronounce, since they do not have such phonemic distinction in their own languages.



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Last updated: 19 June 2017