By Jose A. Mompean, Jonás Fouz-González
This booklet updates the most recent learn within the box of 'English pronunciation', supplying readers with a couple of unique contributions that characterize developments within the box. subject matters comprise sociophonetic or sound-symbolic facets of pronunciation English pronunciation instructing and studying.
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The studies also offer interesting empirical results that advance knowledge of the issues they investigate. As a case in point, we now know, among other ﬁndings, that perceptions of grammaticality affect perceptions of pronunciation but also that perceptions of accentedness affect perceptions of grammaticality (Kennedy, this volume), that children can develop mixed accents in acquisition when raised by parents who have different accents from each other (Thomas and Scobbie, this volume) or that the length and structure of tone units can be measured as a base unit in measuring L2 ﬂuency, which increases with overall language proﬁciency and approaches native speaker ﬂuency (Lintunen, Peltonen and Webb, this volume).
The next set, B (agreement), is the regular one, constituting around onethird (30 per cent) of our tokens. The majority of this set, 20 items, are trochaic (stress pattern /10/) nouns like ´anem, ´foslaint, ´gaton etc. This set also contains seven iambic (stress pattern /01/) verbs (as´sey, be´ﬁn, be´goin, be´pult, ca´pult, de´bilk, fur´noy) and ﬁve verb trochees (´divvey, ´ﬁsper, ´ganton, ´tupan, ´urfy). The fact that none of the regular nominal forms are iambs reﬂects the propensity of nouns to be left-stressed.