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A Study of Chinese Phonetic Learning Errors of Central Asian Students with Zero-based Chinese Proficiency

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DOI: 10.23977/trance.2024.060316 | Downloads: 31 | Views: 237


Zheng Xianlang 1, Gao Song 1


1 School of International Cultural Exchange, Xinjiang Normal University, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China

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Zheng Xianlang


In this study, 16 Central Asian international students with zero-based Chinese language proficiency were chosen as the subject. By using the auditory discrimination method, this paper analyzes their pronunciation errors in consonants and rhymes. At the same time, the theory of experimental phonetics is used for reference and the Praatspeech analysis software is employed to explore the pronunciation errors of the participants. This paper also comprehensively analyzes the causes of these pronunciation errors from five factors: the negative transfer of the mother tongue, the negative transfer of the target language, the status of phonetics teaching, the teacher’s instruction, and the learner. Then it puts forward recommendations on Chinese language teaching and practicing for Central Asian students in terms of initial consonant and simple or compound vowel in the Chinese syllable, tones, and different languages.


Central Asian countries; phonological errors; zero-based; phonologic system


Zheng Xianlang, Gao Song, A Study of Chinese Phonetic Learning Errors of Central Asian Students with Zero-based Chinese Proficiency. Transactions on Comparative Education (2024) Vol. 6: 117-126. DOI:


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