Joint Effect of Dialect and Mandarin on English Vowel Production: A Case Study in Changsha EFL Learners

@inproceedings{Wen2016JointEO,
  title={Joint Effect of Dialect and Mandarin on English Vowel Production: A Case Study in Changsha EFL Learners},
  author={Xinyi Wen and Yuan Jia},
  booktitle={INTERSPEECH},
  year={2016}
}
Phonetic acquisition of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) for learners in dialectal areas has been increasingly regarded as an important research area in second language acquisition. However, most existing research has been focused on finding out the transfer effect of dialect on English production from a second language acquisition point of view, but ignores the impact of Mandarin. The present research aims to investigate the joint effect of dialect and Mandarin on Changsha EFL learners… CONTINUE READING