The Acquisition of L2 Mandarin Prosody: From Experimental Studies to Pedagogical Practice

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This book examines the acquisition of L2 Mandarin prosody, a less explored area in SLA. While acknowledging that tone acquisition is one of the most important aspects in acquiring L2 Mandarin phonology, the book demonstrates that phrase- and utterance-level prosody is equally important. Specifically, this book discusses the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones and utterance-level prosody, the interaction of tones and intonation, the acquisition of Tone 3 sandhis, the temporal differences between L1 and L2 Mandarin ...

The Acquisition of L2 Mandarin Prosody: From Experimental Studies to Pedagogical Practice 2016, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9789027243713

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