Project Details

Developing a corpus-based online pronunciation learning system for Cantonese learners of Mandarin and Japanese

Hong Kong is a metropolitan city that serves as an international financial centre, which has given rise to multi-lingual characteristics in recent years. In addition to Cantonese and English which serve mostly as first and second languages, Hong Kong residents have increasingly started to develop a third or even a fourth language. For example, Mandarin is encouraged by the Biliteracy and Trilingualism (兩文三語) language policy, while Japanese is the most frequently learned third or fourth language among all Asian languages. This project aims to develop a corpus-based online pronunciation learning system for Mandarin and Japanese to help HKIEd teachers, learners and researchers better understand the major problems in learning Mandarin and Japanese pronunciation encountered by Hong Kong Cantonese learners.

Commencement Date : 2015/6
Completion Date : 2017/5
Chief Investigator(s) : Dr CHEN, Hsueh Chu 陳雪珠 [CLE,LML]
Co-Investigator(s) : Dr WANG, Lixun 王立勛 [FHM,LML]
Dr KATAOKA, Shin 片岡新 [LML]
KEUNG Shuet *

*Investigator from an outside institution/organization

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