3 巻 (1997) p. 39-49
The purpose of this study is to clarify the effect on EFL learners' listening abilities through learning sound changes in movie English . The subjects were ninety-seven freshman students at a college in Niigata. They were given a series of aural/oral practices focusing on sound changes in movie English during the second semester in 1996. The movie was selected according to the learners' interest and the target scenes used in each lesson were adopted for the aim of this study, that is to say, teaching sound changes. The subjects studied how to listen to and enunciate expressions which contain sound changes in rapid colloquial style occurring in the scenes, and by altering some of the model expressions to fit more closely with their own experiences, the subjects utilized sound change expressions themselves. The data of listening abilities of the subjects were analyzed by ANOVA, while that of the learners' motivation were analyzed by X^2 test. The results of this study indicated that the subjects improved significantly in understanding English sound changes, and that they were very well motivated in studying sound changes in rapid colloquial style occurring in the movie English.