The Negative Transfer of Sichuan Dialect to the Study of English Pronunciation--Error Analysis on the Supra-segmental Phonemes

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ABSTRACT

Supra-segmental phoneme is one of the most important factors in distinguishing meanings in English. Due to the influence of Sichuandialect, many students inSichuantend to speak English without noticing the striking features in the continuous speech such as word stress, liaison, loss of explosion, or elision. The monotonous tones and pitches result in their non-fluency in the communication. Based on the theory of contrast analysis and error analysis, this paper analyzes the common errors in their pronunciation and the reasons so as to make some suggestions on how to teach and learn English pronunciation.

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Ma, C. and Tan, L. (2013) The Negative Transfer of Sichuan Dialect to the Study of English Pronunciation--Error Analysis on the Supra-segmental Phonemes. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 1, 1-4. doi: 10.4236/jss.2013.11001.

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