Language Skills College & University Education Research-Oriented Short Presentation
Is Japanese People’s English Really Flat?
Sun, Nov 14, 11:25-11:50 Asia/Tokyo
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.