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An Error Analysis on Japanese Learners' Chinese Pronunciation with the Aid of Chinese Learners' Oral Corpus



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Instead of using general experimental data collected as research stimuli, this study aims to analyze the phonological errors that Japanese learners of Chinese frequently make by using Chinese Learners' Oral Corpus. After obtaining and analyzing the corpus data, this study ranks the error type frequency on different Chinese consonants and vowels to suggest a broader view of the interlanguage phonology of Japanese learners. The error type ranking suggests that the post-alveolar retroflex consonants /zh/, /ch/, /sh/, /r/ in initials and the rounded vowels /u/ in finals are the most common errors for Japanese learners. Based on this error type analysis, several pedagogical suggestions aimed at Japanese learners are further proposed to enhance the effectiveness of Chinese phonetics teaching.


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