Language Skills College & University Education Research-Oriented Short Presentation

Is Japanese People’s English Really Flat?

Pre-recorded Video
Sun, Nov 14, 11:25-11:50 Asia/Tokyo

Location: Room 11

Regarding Japanese pronunciation of English, while errors at the phoneme level allow full understanding by native English speakers, prosodic errors greatly reduce comprehensibility (Yamane, 2007), necessitating improvement of prosody such as intonation. This study attempts to enable effective pronunciation teaching in the field of education by describing in detail the actual pronunciation of English intonation by Japanese speakers and by providing an explanation for this based on the Japanese intonation system.