Speech analysis and visual image : language learning

Alfred LOO, CW CHUNG, Alan LAM

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

Abstract

Students will speak a second language with an accent if they learn the language after the age of six. It does not matter how motivated and clever they are, the accent will not go away. Only a few gifted students can speak a second language flawlessly. The exact reasons for this phenomenon are unknown. Although a large number of hypotheses have been put forward, the phenomenon is still a puzzle to most language educators. We have conducted some preliminary studies with a computer system to verify some of the hypotheses and determine the relationship between listening abilities and language learning. These efforts will form the basis upon which to obtain a better understanding of the process of learning languages and, over the longer term, to devise better methods for learning languages.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-112
Number of pages13
JournalGifted Education International
Volume32
Issue number2
Early online date16 Apr 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2016

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Article first published online: April 16, 2014; Issue published: May 1, 2016

Keywords

  • Speech analysis
  • visual image
  • language learning

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Speech analysis and visual image : language learning. / LOO, Alfred; CHUNG, CW; LAM, Alan.

In: Gifted Education International, Vol. 32, No. 2, 01.05.2016, p. 100-112.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

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