Perception and production of english vowels by brazilian efl speakers

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Perception and production of english vowels by brazilian efl speakers

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dc.contributor Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina pt_BR
dc.contributor.advisor Baptista, Barbara Oughton pt_BR
dc.contributor.author Rauber, Andréia Schurt pt_BR
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-22T12:34:38Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-22T12:34:38Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.date.submitted 2006 pt_BR
dc.identifier.other 238173 pt_BR
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.ufsc.br/xmlui/handle/123456789/88701
dc.description Tese (doutorado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Comunicação e Expressão. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Letras/Inglês e Literatura Correspondente. pt_BR
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the relationship between the perception and production of English vowels by 18 highly proficient Brazilian EFL speakers, most of them M.A. and doctoral students of the Graduate Program in English of the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Two experiments were carried out: A production test to measure the first two formants of the learners' English and Brazilian Portuguese (BP) vowels, and an identification test with synthetic stimuli to investigate the L2 (second language) perception of English vowels. The production and perception results reveal that the Euclidean distance between the three English target pairs (/i/-/I/, /E/-/ae/, /U/-/u/) was significantly larger for the American English monolinguals than for the L2 learners, thus indicating that the Brazilians have difficulty in both producing and perceiving these vowels in a native-like fashion. Importantly, some relationship between vowel perception and production was found because the target pairs which were better perceived were also the ones produced more accurately by the L2 learners. These results provide further evidence for the fact that L2 perception outperforms L2 production. pt_BR
dc.format.extent xv, 203 f.| tabs. pt_BR
dc.language.iso eng pt_BR
dc.publisher Florianópolis, SC pt_BR
dc.subject.classification Literatura pt_BR
dc.subject.classification Lingua inglesa - pt_BR
dc.subject.classification Estudo e ensino - Falantes estrangeiros pt_BR
dc.subject.classification Lingua inglesa pt_BR
dc.subject.classification Vogais pt_BR
dc.title Perception and production of english vowels by brazilian efl speakers pt_BR
dc.type Tese (Doutorado) pt_BR


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