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|Title alternative ||:||The Research on Foreigner's Response Rate to Japanese Syllables Beginning with /r/and/d/|
|Authors ||:||高良, 富夫|
|Authors alternative ||:||Takara, Tomio|
|Issue Date ||:||Oct-1987 |
|Abstract ||:||Japanese pronunciation is thought to be the first problem for learner of the Japanese from other countries. One of the reasons of the problems comes from the difficulty of categorizing what sounds the native Japanese speaker is pronouncing. It is often observed that people from the same country have a tendency of making the same mistakes when they hear Japanese sounds. This is because each language has a different system of sounds, and the phonemes of each language have different quality and range. Thus they listen to Japanese sounds according to their language systems.
The aim of the experiment is to investigate the correct response rate of Japanese speech sounds by people from different countries and to compare the results among speakers of different languages.
The speech sounds in the experiment are /ri/, /re/, ra/, /ro/, /ru/, /de/, /da/, /do/. The number of sounds are four hundred all together; two hundred are placed as continuous sounds, and the other two hundred are pronounced as isolated syllables. The former ones are (vowel+(consonant+vowel)+ vowel), the latter ones are (consonant+vowel). The experiment consisted of twenty people, four from Thailand, three from Indonesia, two from Kenya, five from spanish speaking countries in South America, and six Japanese people.
The rate of correct response differs from country to country. Summary of the results are as follows:
(1) Japanese······Correct response rate are all over 75%.
(2) Not Japanese ······The difference of the highest rate and the lowest rate are large.
(3) In general, correct response rate of /ra/ and /ro/ are high.
(4) The correct response rate of Kenyans show a different figure from others. The rate of /de/, /da/, /do/ are very high, comparing with those of other countries.|
|Type Local ||:||紀要論文|
|Citation ||:||琉球大学工学部紀要 no.34 p.255 -263|
|Appears in Collections||:||No. 34 (1987/10)|
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