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An analysis of phonological processes involved in spoken English of Hong Kong primary pre-service teachers.
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  • Cynthia B. Leung, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
  • Alejandro E. Brice
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Alejandro Brice

Cynthia B. Leung

Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2012
Date Issued
2012-01-01
Date Available
2016-07-13
Disciplines
Abstract
This study investigated the English phonological processes and speech articulation of adult Cantonese-English speakers residing in Hong Kong. The Phonology Test for Cantonese Speakers of English (PTCSE) was developed to assess English articulation and phonological processes of native speakers of Cantonese. Data from 37 adult participants, analyzed descriptively, yielded a total of 466 phonological process deviations. Two syllable words presented the most difficulty, followed by three and single syllable words. Results indicated this group of Cantonese-English speaking participants displayed a wide variety of articulatory patterns, some of which were not evidenced by the literature. Phonological processes noted in this study included: (a) stopping; (b) fronting; (c) deaffrication; (d) gliding; (e) devoicing; (f) lip rounding; (g) backing; (h) affrication; (i) voicing; (j) pre-vocalic singleton omission; (k) post-vocalic singleton omission; (l) consonant sequence reduction; (m) vowel deviations; and, (n) vowel additions. Five suggested instructional strategies focusing on speech production are provided.
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Abstract only. Full-text article is available through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Language Testing in Asia, 2(2), 42-60. doi: 10.1186/2229-0443-2-2-42. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.

Language
en_US
Publisher
SpringerOpen
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
Leung, C.B. & Brice, A.E. (2012). An analysis of phonological processes involved in spoken English of Hong Kong primary pre-service teachers. Language Testing in Asia, 2(2), 42-60. doi: 10.1186/2229-0443-2-2-42