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ERIC Number: EJ1160997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
The Acquisition of English Word Stress by Mandarin EFL Learners
Liu, Dan
English Language Teaching, v10 n12 p196-201 2017
Compared with the study of acquisition of syntax and morphology, there is a relative lack of research on the acquisition of phonology, the L2 acquisition of word stress in particular. This paper investigates the production of word stress by 70 Chinese college students in their reading aloud. Altogether 350 minutes' recordings were collected and coded. The result shows that improper assignment of word stress most likely occurs in two-syllable words and three-syllable words and on the first syllable. The factors which account for these problems are learners' insensitivity to syllabic structure of English words and lack of knowledge of rules on English word stress.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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