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Perception and production of L2 prosody by Swedish learners - Summary and application to the teaching using Japanese and Chinese data

Conference paper
Authors Yasuko Nagano-Madsen
Published in Proceedings of FONETIK, The XXXth Swedish Phonetics Conference, Gothenburg, June 7 –8, 2018 / edited by Åsa Abelin and Yasuko Nagano- Madsen
Publisher University of Gothenburg
Place of publication Gothenburg
Publication year 2018
Published at Department of Languages and Literatures
Language en
Keywords L2 prosody, Swedish learners, L2 Japanese, L2 Chinese, teaching
Subject categories Phonetics, East Asian languages


The present paper is about the perception and production of L2 prosody by Swedish learners with focus on L2 Chinese and Japanese by the author. It gives the summary of the author’s previous and ongoing studies on the topic as well as discussion and application to teaching. Swedish L2 prosody is characterized by the upward pitch movement, i.e. preference of F0 rise to F0 fall, preference of upstep to downstep, and lack of a sharp F0 fall in their production. Furthermore, the Swedish learners have a difficulty in distinguishing F0 rise from F0 fall in perception.

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