S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 38 Number 1/4 (2002)
한국 학생들의 영어 어두자음 발화학습에 관한 실험 연구
- 강석근; 이희천
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- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.38 No.1, pp. 385-406
- The purpose of this paper is to examine through experiment if Korean students can learn sounds like /r/, /f/, /b/ and /v/ precisely, sounds which Korean does not contain, and to discover methods whereby this learning may be accomplished. To this end, we prepared two kinds of test materials with 30 questions each, consisting of pairs with /l, r/, /f, p/, and /b, v/ in word-initial positions. In the tests, 40 third-year students from Janghang Technical High School served as subjects. The subjects were divided into two groups: an experimental group and a control group. The tests consisted of two steps. First, we examined each groups pronunciation ability of the above consonants in word-initial positions. Next, after teaching the experimental group the differences between the consonants above with special programs, we examined their degree of improvement. The results showed that the pronunciation ability of the experimental group improved more than that of the control group. In conclusion, although most of the subjects of the control group had difficulty in pronouncing the sounds that Korean does not contain, they improved their pronunciation ability to some degree by learning the place and manner of articulation, and through reetitive practice.