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An Acoustic Study of the American English Pronunciation of Recently Arrived Korean Adult Immigrants

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dc.contributor.authorKim, Ji Eun-
dc.contributor.authorDavid, J. Silva-
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-07T07:49:58Z-
dc.date.available2014-01-07T07:49:58Z-
dc.date.issued2003-
dc.identifier.citation어학연구, Vol.39 No.3, pp. 613-637ko_KR
dc.identifier.issn0254-4474-
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10371/86246-
dc.description.abstractThis research examines the production of English high and mid front vowels (/iɪ e ɛ/) by three groups of male Korean speakers whose length of residence in the United States has been relatively short: less than 1 year, 1-5 years, and 5-8 years. Acoustic analyses reveal several statistically significant differences among the three groups. For example, the high front vowels /i/ and /ɪI of the 'less than 1 year' group are significantly lower in front tongue constriction than the other groups. Furthermore, the 'less than 1 year' and '1-5 years' groups produce American English /i/ with a shorter duration than that of the '5-8 years' group. When these L2-English production data are compared to those of the corresponding native Korean vowels / i e ɛ/, one finds interference effects: both the degree of fronting for English /i/ and /ɪ/ as well as the duration of English /i/ exhibit Korean-like characteristics. While these results confirm that Ll transfer effects can be documented in the English-language pronunciation of recently arrived Koreans, they are noteworthy in that they suggest that there is a significant reduction of these Ll interference effects in a relatively short period of time.ko_KR
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was conducted under the aegis of The University of Texas at Arlington's Office of Research, Human Subjects Protocol #03-122ko_KR
dc.language.isoenko_KR
dc.publisher서울대학교 언어교육원ko_KR
dc.subjectacoustic phoneticsko_KR
dc.subjectEnglish as a Second Languageko_KR
dc.subjectinterferenceko_KR
dc.subjectKoreanko_KR
dc.subjectlength of residenceko_KR
dc.subjectvowelko_KR
dc.titleAn Acoustic Study of the American English Pronunciation of Recently Arrived Korean Adult Immigrantsko_KR
dc.typeSNU Journalko_KR
dc.citation.journaltitle어학연구-
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 39 Number 1/4 (2003)
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