An Experiment on Mandarin Single-character Tone Perception of Bangladeshi Students
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Zhaojie Peng and Min Zhao
Based on the perception experiment of Bangladeshi students in distinguishing and recognizing mandarin single-character tones, the perception ability of tones is investigated. The experimental results show that the perception ability of Bangladeshi students in mandarin single-character tones gradually increases with the increase of Chinese level, especially in advanced level. The order of difficulty for Bangladeshi students in perceiving mandarin single-character tones is rising tone > level tone > falling tone > falling-rising tone (">" means "more difficult"); There are many types of errors and it is easy to confuse level tone/rising tone and rising tone/falling-rising tone. On this basis, this paper puts forward some teaching suggestions on tone perception.
Bangladeshi students studying abroad; Mandarin single-character tone; Distinguishing experiments; Identification experiment