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Pronunciation problems and Korean Learners of English

Unread postby Hubert » 19 Mar 2007, 16:06

Dear Lucy,

Do any of you know of any resources that I could use to find out what pronunciation related problems Korean learners of English face? Neither the first or second editions of Learner English have any useful information about this.

I need the information for the purposes of an approaching deadline that I have.


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Korean learners of English

Unread postby Lucy » 19 Mar 2007, 20:24

Dear Hubert,

This sounds like a difficult topic.

You could try looking at the following:

ERIC website – Education Resources Information Center.

Islay Cowie and Sun-Ah Jun (department of linguistics, Ohio State University) wrote an article on pronunciation differences in Korean – English bilinguals. This isn’t the same as Korean learners of English but I think you’ll need to broaden your references.

I saw a reference to an article by Hwang and Schafer of Hawaii University on the net but I haven’t seen the actual article.

Also try the following links: ... ma-Jun.pdf

Humnet’s report compares Japanese English and Korean English intonation.

Covers voicing interference. ... 97:SSD.pdf

This articles goes into the pronunciation problems of Korean learners of German. German and English are both stress-timed languages so you might get some inspiration from this source.

Good luck!


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