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dc.contributor.authorMacDonald, Danica
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-24T21:40:22Z
dc.date.available2016-06-24T21:40:22Z
dc.date.issued2014-09
dc.identifier.citationMacDonald, D. (2014). Learning questions in an L2: Koreans learning English question intonation. Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, 28(Fall), 64-80.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2371-2643
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/51477
dc.description.abstractRemnants of a speaker’s first language (L1) are often present on features of their second language (L2). This paper investigates how native speakers of Korean acquire English intonational patterns on wh-questions and yes/no questions. English and Korean intonational structures differ on numerous levels. In additional to different intonational structures, English and Korean also differ as to how they distinguish between yes/no and wh-questions. In Korean, yes/no and wh-questions are syntactically the same. The only way in which they differ is in their intonational phrasing. In English, yes/no and wh-questions differ in multiple ways: choice of lexical item, syntactically, and intonationally. I will present preliminary experimental data from native speakers of Korean who are at various stages of acquiring English. I will also compare the intonational patterns to those of native English speakers and Korean L1 speakers. My preliminary results show that two of the native Korean participants do not seem to be aware of English intonational patterns, while the third (more advanced) speaker shows native-like intonational patterns in some English questions.en_US
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.subjectLinguisticsen_US
dc.subjectLanguage acquisitionen_US
dc.subjectKorean languageen_US
dc.subjectEnglish languageen_US
dc.subjectSecond language acquisitionen_US
dc.subjectIntonation (Phonetics)en_US
dc.titleLearning questions in an L2: Koreans learning English question intonationen_US
dc.typejournal article
dc.description.refereedYesen_US
dc.publisher.facultyArtsen_US
dc.publisher.departmentLinguisticsen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/28987


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