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Vol. 19, 26 October 2023


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The Influence of Stress Position on English Vowel Pronunciation and Its Significance for Phonological Acquisition of Chinese Students

Yuqi Fang * 1
1 Communication University of China

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Lecture Notes in Education Psychology and Public Media, Vol. 19, 15-20
Published 26 October 2023. © 26 October 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
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Citation Yuqi Fang. The Influence of Stress Position on English Vowel Pronunciation and Its Significance for Phonological Acquisition of Chinese Students. LNEP (2023) Vol. 19: 15-20. DOI: 10.54254/2753-7048/19/20231350.

Abstract

Pronunciation is an important part of English learning. Vowel pronunciation, in particular, is an obstacle that learners often encounter. Various literature and experiments have suggested that when Chinese students learn English, they often make pronunciation deviations or errors because of the differences between their native vowels and English vowel pronunciation. Therefore, it is of far-reaching significance to study the influence of the position of stress in words on the pronunciation of English vowels. The purpose of this study is to explore the influence of the position of stress in words on the pronunciation of English vowels, and to apply the results to the acquisition of English pronunciation by Chinese students. Through data and information analysis, a method is expected to be found to improve the quality of English pronunciation acquisition, and provide theoretical and practical support for English teaching. The results of this study show that the stress position in a word has a certain influence on the pronunciation of English vowels, and the pronunciation of vowels in different positions is obviously different, through which practical suggestions for Chinese students' English pronunciation acquisition can be provided, such as more targeted training for different vowel pronunciation.

Keywords

English vowel pronunciation, word stress position, pronunciation acquisition, Chinese students

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Educational Innovation and Philosophical Inquiries
ISBN (Print)
978-1-83558-063-9
ISBN (Online)
978-1-83558-064-6
Published Date
26 October 2023
Series
Lecture Notes in Education Psychology and Public Media
ISSN (Print)
2753-7048
ISSN (Online)
2753-7056
DOI
10.54254/2753-7048/19/20231350
Copyright
26 October 2023
Open Access
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited

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