The perceptions of voice teachers regarding English pronunciation difficulty among native Chinese, Japanese and Korean students

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dc.contributor.advisor Levitt, Joseph
dc.contributor.advisor Karna, Duane R., 1959-
dc.contributor.author Lim, Hongteak
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-18T16:39:28Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-18T16:39:28Z
dc.date.created 2013-12-14
dc.date.issued 2013-12-14
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/197788
dc.description.abstract The phonological comparisons between English and CJK vowels and consonants were provided for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (CJK) singers with an effective means to sing English songs with proper diction. The phonological approach – describing the specific position of articulators – is a useful pedagogical tool for CJK singers. However, if voice teachers, whether they have taught CJK students or not, could share their strategies, it might help future CJK students and their voice teachers as well. Through the survey, which was conducted between April 2013 to May 2013 with members of the Great Lakes Region of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the following research question was conducted: “What are the perceptions of voice teachers regarding English pronunciation difficulties among native Chinese, Japanese, and Korean students?” This is a convenience sample, but there is no significant difference from the other NATS regions among teachers. I do not believe that I would have received different results from other regions of voice teachers. In order to find solutions, not only should teachers be able to perceive the difficulties, but they also should be able to suggest training methods based on phonological analysis. I compared these two sources of strategies among speech pathologists and voice teachers. The survey results showed that the voice teachers in the Great Lake Region of NATS have considerable perceptions regarding the difficulties of the CJK students. Their teaching strategies focus on demonstrating the correct placement and shape of the articulators in various ways. With these strategies, if they add more specific exercises, which are found in the appendices of this dissertation, it would save time and enable CJK singers to have better enunciation. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Music
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Pronunciation by foreign speakers.
dc.subject.lcsh Voice teachers -- Middle West -- Attitudes.
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Study and teaching -- Chinese speakers.
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Study and teaching -- Japanese speakers.
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Study and teaching -- Korean speakers.
dc.title The perceptions of voice teachers regarding English pronunciation difficulty among native Chinese, Japanese and Korean students en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1738937


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