音節の長さとポーズが英語母語話者と第二言語学習者による単語分節に与える影響
Effects of Syllable Duration and Pause on Word Segmentation by Native and Non-native English Speakers

Tamami KATAYAMA
2012 Zenkoku Eigo Kyoiku Gakkai kiyo  
JapanSociety ofEnglish Language Education Effects ofSyllable Duration and Pause on Word Segrnentation by Native and Non-native English Speakers Tamami KATAYAMA P,(zlZ)cturai (iniversity ofMroshima Abstract The present study investigated to what degree native English speakers and Japanese English learners with different levels ofL2 proficiency employ the cues of syllable duiation and pause between syllahles to segment words. 12 native Eng]ish speakers (NES), 12 native Japanese speakers with high
more » ... speakers with high English proficiency English (JSH), and 12 native Japanese speakers with low English proficiency (JSL) participated in the monitoring taslt which presented four kinds ofsound stimuli (i.e" compound words, words whose first syllable was lengthened by 1 OOms, the original compound words with a 1OOms pause between segments, and words with manipulated syllable duration and pause). Although the results did not show any significant effects or irrteraction of sytlable duration and pause, they indicate diliEererrt tendencies between the three groups. NES appeared to use acoustic information other than syllahle duration and pause to segment words. And while JSH did not employ the same word segrnerrtation strategy as NES, they showed a tendency to consider the relationship between syllable duration and pause to segrnent words, At the same time, it is highly likely that JSL were sensitive to acoustic inforrnation and re1ied on this sensitivity to detect words. JapanSociety ofEnglish Language Education
doi:10.20581/arele.23.0_61 fatcat:jbil56jbbrhlpkae3wzp6osbxm