Valeria Peretokina

Research StudentValeria Peretokina

Research Program: Speech and Language

Thesis Title

Perception of English morphophonology by adult native speakers of Mandarin and Cantonese

Research Project

I am interested in examining speech perception in the case of Chinese learners of L2-English. These languages are typologically very distant from each other, belonging to different families and hardly having any similarities.
Thus, numerous factors can potentially influence and impede speech perception, like differences in phoneme and morpheme inventories, syllable structure, stress and intonation patterns, phonotactic constraints, and prosodic boundaries.

My research project intends to investigate the extent to which perceptual difficulties in case of Chinese learning L2-English are phonological, phonotactic or morphological.

Qualifications

2006-2011 – Bachelor of Arts (Honors 1st class) Languages and Linguistics – N.I. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Contact Valeria

Emailv.peretokina@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone+61 2 9772 6560
LocationWestern Sydney University Bankstown campus (Bullecourt Ave, Milperra)
Room5.G.55