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A Brief Discussion on the Application of Contrastive Analysis Theory in English Phonetics Teaching

Sha Li

Abstract


Contrastive analysis is an important theory in second language acquisition, which aims to compare the similarities and differences between the learner’s first language and the target language, so as to predict the difficulties in second language acquisition. Although the theory has its limitations, its role in second language acquisition is undeniable. Especially for English teachers, the transfer theory and Stimulus-Response-Reinforcement theory provide a lot of guidance for phonetics teaching.

Keywords


Contrastive Analysis; Transfer; Stimulus-Response-reinforcement; English Phonetics Teaching

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/mmf.v5i1.3298

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