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Nakamura, Shizuka – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
English rhythm is related to contrast between the stressed and the unstressed in duration structure. In native English speech, in general, an intra-speaker average duration of stressed syllable is longer than that of syllable as a whole. On the contrary, that of unstressed syllable is shorter than that of syllable as a whole. In the previous paper…
Descriptors: Syllables, Correlation, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
Nakamura, Shizuka – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
To improve more effectively the learners' proficiency to control contrast of the stressed to the unstressed in English teaching, it is necessary to analyze how the acoustical characteristics of learners' speech are related to the perceptual evaluation by teachers. This paper analyzes A) learner characteristics of durations measured in speech units…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Syllables, Vowels, Native Speakers