Characteristics of AP Tonal Patterns & Slopes Produced by Chinese Learners of Korean

중국인 학습자의 한국어 강세구 성조패턴과 기울기 특성

  • Received : 2013.08.19
  • Accepted : 2013.09.27
  • Published : 2013.09.30


The purpose of this study is to analyse prosodic characteristics of accentual phrases (AP, hereafter) produced by Chinese learners of Korean in Korean text reading. The study is restricted only to the initial APs. Subjects are students who have been studying Korean at a beginner level. The results showed that Chinese learners of Korean tended to make errors in the realization of the tonal patterns of the initial 2 syllables of the initial APs. Also they showed different F0 slopes across the initial and second syllables in the initial APs. Chinese learners of Korean, therefore, need to focus on the prosodic characteristics of the initial 2 syllables of Korean APs to realize fluent Korean intonation.



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