A Tentative Analysis on the Epenthesis Phenomenon of the Chinese EFLs in Acquiring Consonant Clusters
Abstract: The Chinese syllable (character) structure is different from that of English syllable. There isn’t consonant cluster in Chinese syllable structure, while there are various consonant clusters in Eng-lish ones. Therefore, it is not easy for the Chinese EFLs to acquire the correct pronunciation of consonant clusters in English. Looking into the difficulties and mistakes, the Chinese EFLs tend to encounter, as well as an OT analysis on the experimental results, we find that, compared with the hierarchy of the constraints of the native speakers, the hierarchy of the Chinese EFLs undergoes a demotion of the Faithfulness Constraints which in turn causes the production of the epenthesis phenomenon. Nevertheless, we hold the opinion that the epenthesis phenomenon may be avoided or improved by reminding and training and the Chinese EFLs are able to acquire the (almost) cor-rect pronunciation of the consonant clusters.
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