Foreign Language Accent and Prosody in the Context of Cross-cultural Multilingualism

Anatoliy I. Nikolaev, Evgeniy A. Parfenov, Ivan T. Artemiev


The article is devoted to the problem of prosodic interference in the situation of artificial (i.e. classroom) multilingualism, which is characterized by interaction of three languages with different prosodic systems. The article reveals how intonational transfer of English special question manifests itself in the speech of students, the bilinguals of the Yakut and Russian languages, who learn English as a foreign language. The results of comparative analysis of English special question, produced by the Yakut-Russian bilinguals, help to find the most probable ways of prosodic interference of bilinguals while learning English as a foreign language.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n6s7p242

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