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1990). Investigating fluency in EFL: A quantitative approach. Language Learning, 40 (3): 387–417. Levis, J. (2005). Changing contexts and shifting paradigms in pronunciation teaching. TESOL Quarterly, 39: 369–78. Jose A. Mompean 19 Levis, J. (2011). Assessing speech intelligibility: Experts listen to two students. In J. Levis and K. LeVelle (eds), Proceedings of the 2nd Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference (pp. 56–69). Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University. Logan, J. , Lively, S.

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.

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