This is an acoustic analysis of the pronunciation of 11 vowels of a native Japanese speaker. These 11 vowels are compared to that of a native English speaking female and the differences are discussed. Reasons for the differences in pronunciation are mainly attributed to a lack of tongue movement. Pedagogical implications for teachers of Japanese students are also briefly considered.
Dr. Ettien Koffi
"An Acoustic Phonetic Portfolio of a Japanese-Accented English Idiolect,"
Linguistic Portfolios: Vol. 2
, Article 12.
Available at: http://repository.stcloudstate.edu/stcloud_ling/vol2/iss1/12