An Experimental Study of Spanish Learners’ Language Transference in Pronouncing Chinese Vowels

Authors

  • Chen Chen Xiangtan University, China León University, España

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18002/sin.v2i1.5251

Keywords:

vowel acquisition, vowel pattern, mother tongue transference, first foreign language transference.

Abstract

Based on the vowel pattern, an experiment

is designed to summarize and compare the

Chinese vowel pattern articulated by Spanish

students whose first foreign language is English

and second foreign language is Chinese, and the

native Chinese speakers. The aim of this study is

to investigate the transference of mother

tongue and the first foreign language in the

learning of a second foreign language. It is

found that the mother tongue and the first

foreign language both have the impact on

transferring the vowel pronunciation to the

second foreign language. The conditions of

interference of mother tongue are relatively

stricter. Compared with the transference of

mother tongue, the transference condition of

the first foreign language is stricter. The

construction of vowel pattern in interlanguage

is in accordance with the internal law of

children’s acquisition of mother tongue.

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Author Biography

Chen Chen, Xiangtan University, China León University, España

Xiangtan University

School of Foreign Languages

Xiangtan, Hunan, China 411105

León University

Confucius Institute

24004 León (España)

Published

2016-06-13

How to Cite

Chen, C. (2016). An Experimental Study of Spanish Learners’ Language Transference in Pronouncing Chinese Vowels. Sinología hispánica. China Studies Review, 2(1), 69–80. https://doi.org/10.18002/sin.v2i1.5251

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