Memoirs of the Faculty of Law and Literature

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Memoirs of the Faculty of Law and Literature 17 2
1992-07-25 発行

English Prosody : The Perception of Sentence Stress for the Modal Auxiliary Can and its Effect on Non-Native Listening Comprehension

Kelly, Craig A.
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This study enamines the perception of stressed and unstressed versions of the modal auxiliary can for the listening comprehension of non-native speakers of English. The results show that the non-native subjects of this study did distinguish differences in meaning between stressed and unstressed recordings of the auxiliary in sentences, choosing to assign a negative form can't signtficantly more often when presented with a stressed form of can compared with an unstressed (reduced) form of the same word. The importance of prosody in English teaching is discussed in relation to the results of the study.