ZHU, Julie Jingzhi

PhD Applied Chinese Linguistics University of Auckland 2016 Pages: 162

The Effect of Musical Aptitude : Perceiving and Producing Mandarin Lexical Tones By Non-Native Speakers of Chinese

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Link to Thesis: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28386

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This study explores the effect of musical aptitude as a combination of innate musical aptitude and learned/trained musical aptitude in tonal perception and tonal production by non-native speakers of Chinese. The study aims to discover whether the musical aptitude of non-native speakers of Chinese helps in their perception and production of Mandarin lexical tones at different stages of learning. Mandarin uses tones to lexically distinguish word meanings, and therefore learning these tones is essential to communication in the language

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