Japanese 4-Year-Olds' Acquisition of English Phonology : A Pilot Study Report
- 日本人の四歳児の英語音韻獲得について : 一つの試験的研究報告
We report on an exploratory sample of a wider research project to assess second language phonological competence in young children of differing linguistic background learning English as a foreign language. Our investigation begins with some Japanese 4-year-olds who have studied English for one year. Early results suggest an unexpectedly high level of their perceptual proficiency with regard to non-native English contrasts, leading to a possible re-appraisal of the enduring impact of a native phonological system on Very Young Learners.
- 聖隷クリストファー大学社会福祉学部紀要 = Bulletin, Social Welfare Department Seirei Christopher College
聖隷クリストファー大学社会福祉学部紀要 = Bulletin, Social Welfare Department Seirei Christopher College 2 193-196, 2004-03-31