On Phonetic Negative Transfer from Dialect to Mandarin--A Case Study of Vowels in Mandarin with Hengshan Accent

Yabin Liu


It is a popular belief that second language acquisition is strongly influenced by learner’s first language. This study makes a tentative research on phonetic negative transfer from Hengshan dialect to standard Mandarin based on the analysis of errors of vowel pronunciation in Mandarin with Hengshan accent by virtue of Praat. The result suggests that pronunciation of simple vowels, compound vowels as well as nasal vowels are more or less influenced by Hengshan dialect. 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijl.v8i4.9899

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