Bulletin of the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University. Part. II, Arts and science education Issue 59
2010-12-24 発行

日本語学習者の文の区切り方に関する研究 : 音読データのポーズ単位を用いて

Second Language Proficiency and Pausing : Syllable duration and pausing in the oral reading of Japanese learners
Ju, Inwon
In this study, we researched and reviewed how Japanese learners' language level is difference about comprehension of sentences. Specifically, we aimed at answering the following: (1) Enforced to Japanese learner's oral reading task, we reviewed how difference between language level from sentences pause's site and unit. (2) We reviewed if there is possible way that they can be equals or not between acquire process of sentences understanding as a second language or native language. As a result, question of (1), if leaner having a lower level, they put pause frequently and which is sentence's unit is short, for example, they can only understand 'word' and 'phrase'. Then Japanese leaner are easily put pause inapposite place but as a level goes up, the problem is getting lower. Also, as lower level learner, they completed a read aloud task but they didn't understand the sentences. Question of (2), as a lower level leaner, they put pause almost same as Japanese children. However, we also found several different about understanding of sentences.
oral reading
Japanese proficiency
Japanese Learners
Japanese children