Training Effect on Speech Rhythm of Nepalese Non-Native Speakers of English

  • Ananda Aryal
Keywords: English Rhythm, Nepalese speakers of English, pronunciation training, acoustic measurement

Abstract

This project aimed to ascertain the effect of training on speech rhythm of Nepalese non-native speakers of English. Six Nepalese and one native speaker of English participated in this research. A six-week training program was administrated and pre- and post-training guided speech samples were acoustically analysed. Acoustic measurement of the pre- and post-training speech samples showed that training played an important role in improving the rhythm of Nepalese non-native speakers of English.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/nelta.v19i1-2.12077

Journal of NELTA, Vol 19 No. 1-2, December 2014: 17-31

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Author Biography

Ananda Aryal

Ananda Aryal is a PhD candidate in Faculty of education in the University of Tasmania, Australia. He is researching ‘Self-efficacy and motivation of Nepalese English as a Foreign Language Teachers.’ He has research interest in pronunciation teaching. He is also particularly interested in researching issues of English as a second language and English as a foreign language teaching.

Published
2015-02-10
How to Cite
Aryal, A. (2015). Training Effect on Speech Rhythm of Nepalese Non-Native Speakers of English. Journal of NELTA, 19(1-2), 17-31. https://doi.org/10.3126/nelta.v19i1-2.12077
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