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Perceptual Training on Lexical Stress Contrasts

A Study with Taiwanese Learners of English as a Foreign Language

Authors: Ou, Shu-chen

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  • Offers insights on how EFL learners from a tone language background learn to perceive English lexical stress in sentences with a rising intonation
  • Presents novel findings from a perceptual training program that uses both falling and rising intonation
  • Contains valuable information for those who design training courses on lexical stress for EFL learners
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This book presents the effects of perceptual training on the perception of English lexical stress in rising intonation by Mandarin-speaking EFL learners in Taiwan, and shows that these effects can be positive as well as negative. The book is of interest to researchers in lexical stress and intonation, or issues related to acquisition of L2 suprasegmentals and native-language impact on this process,  as well as for those designing a training course on lexical stress for EFL learners, particularly those with a tone language background.

Learning to perceive non-native sound contrasts can be a formidable task, particularly when learners can’t rely on cues from their native-language experience. A case in point is Mandarin-speaking EFL learners’ perception of lexical stress. They can accurately identify the stress patterns of target words in sentences that have a falling intonation. However, they experience considerable difficulties when the target words are in questions, where the intonation is rising. Where most training studies use only stimuli produced in falling intonation, we implemented a perceptual training program to examine whether Mandarin-speaking EFL learners could learn to perceive English lexical stress in both falling intonation and rising intonation.  

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perceptual Training on Lexical Stress Contrasts
Book Subtitle
A Study with Taiwanese Learners of English as a Foreign Language
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Linguistics
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-51133-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-51133-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-51132-6
Series ISSN
2197-0009
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 124
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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