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ERIC Number: EJ546083
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0026-7902
Tonal Spelling versus Diacritics for Teaching Pronunciation of Mandarin Chinese.
McGinnis, Scott
Modern Language Journal, v81 n2 p228-36 Sum 1997
Presents data on the comparative efficacy of tonal spelling and diacritics in the teaching of Mandarin Chinese pronunciation. Results indicate that the tonal spelling system did not lead to significantly greater accuracy in tonal production but reflected slightly lower rates of tonal production accuracy for native speakers of both American English and Japanese. (16 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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