Bilingual representation of speech sounds in Chinese-Japanese bilinguals

Sa Lu, Kun Wang, Xin Wang, Xiaoyu Tang, Yanna Ren, Jinglong Wu

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Abstract

This study is to explore the speech processing of second language. Chinese-Japanese bilinguals were selected to detect the characteristics of bilingual speech processing and bilingual representation through a vowel-identifying behavioural experiment. In this experiment, selected Japanese and Chinese words were double-character word with the same syllables and patterns. Examinees were asked to determine whether the first syllable of each word is pronounced as a vowel. Therein, the words fall into high-frequency and low-frequency ones. The results coincided with the supposition that differences in speech processing can be attributed to personally diverse understanding of speech sounds; and results in terms of lingual representation were in agreement with the viewpoint that language proficiency, language acquisition methods and exposure to the very language will affect lingual representation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2593-2598
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509023943
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2016
Event13th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2016 - Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
Duration: Aug 7 2016Aug 10 2016

Other

Other13th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2016
CountryChina
CityHarbin, Heilongjiang
Period8/7/168/10/16

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Keywords

  • bilingualism
  • second language environment
  • speech processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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Lu, S., Wang, K., Wang, X., Tang, X., Ren, Y., & Wu, J. (2016). Bilingual representation of speech sounds in Chinese-Japanese bilinguals. In 2016 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2016 (pp. 2593-2598). [7558975] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2016.7558975