S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 34 Number 1/4 (1998)
Australian English Back Vowel Perception by Korean and Japanese Learners of English
- Park, See-Gyoon
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.34 No.2, pp. 369-418
- This paper deals with perception of Australian English back vowels by Korean and Japanese learners of English. The results of the experiment revealed that although language-specific factors played a main role, language-universal factors, in particular with regard to the Australian vowel /ɒ/, also influenced the perception of L2 learners. Three models, the CAH, Flege's model and Best's model, did not provide a perfect prediction on the perception of Australian English back vowels by Korean and Japanese listeners.