Word Recognition Barriers in English Listening Comprehension Among Chinese Fee-Free Normal English Majors

Gang XU


Listening comprehension has been a great challenge for most Chinese students, mainly because English and Chinese belong to different language systems. Therefore, the different phonetic features and phonological rules between English and Chinese will affect their listening comprehension. And Chinese fee-free normal English majors are the special studying group because they will shoulder the task of teaching English to students in the rural areas of China. Based on the survey conducted among fee-free normal English majors in Inner Mongolian University, this study finds out that fee-free normal English majors’ listening obstacles are mainly from the following two aspects, that is, phonological barriers and word segmentation barriers. So based on the related phonetic and phonological linguistic theories, this study also offers some suggestions on word recognition in English listening comprehension among Chinese fee-free normal English majors. Chinese fee-free normal English majors.


Word recognition; Listening comprehension; Phonological barriers; Word segmentation barriers; Fee-free normal English majors

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/11467


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