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Baills, Florence; Suárez-González, Nerea; González-Fuente, Santiago; Prieto, Pilar – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2019
This study investigates the perception and production of a specific type of metaphoric gesture that mimics melody in speech, also called "pitch gesture," in the learning of L2 suprasegmental features. In a between-subjects design, a total of 106 participants with no previous knowledge of Chinese were asked to observe (Experiment 1) and…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Phonology