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ERIC Number: EJ884770
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0883-2919
Malaysian English: An Instrumental Analysis of Vowel Contrasts
Pillai, Stefanie; Don, Zuraidah Mohd.; Knowles, Gerald; Tang, Jennifer
World Englishes, v29 n2 p159-172 Jun 2010
This paper makes an instrumental analysis of English vowel monophthongs produced by 47 female Malaysian speakers. The focus is on the distribution of Malaysian English vowels in the vowel space, and the extent to which there is phonetic contrast between traditionally paired vowels. The results indicate that, like neighbouring varieties of English, Malaysian English vowels occupy a smaller vowel space than those of British English.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia; United Kingdom