Tasnim asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 7 months ago

Could someone please help me find resources to support my findings for my Pronunciation class? ?

Mandarin Chinese Speaker - English Pronunciation

My interviewee (Chinese student from Yunnan, China) frequently elicits /l/ from words such as, building /ˈbɪldɪŋ/ and says it as /ˈbɪWdɪŋ/. He does the same for words like older, couple, people, tell, and will. 

The learner replaces /l/ with a /w/ or vowelizes the L. 

I can’t find any resources to support my findings to describe the difficulty that my target learner group (Chinese learners) generally has with English pronunciation. 

I did read that this happens a lot for younger children though. 

Any help would be appreciated! 


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