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ERIC Number: EJ1081125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
EFL Learner's Awareness of Stress-Moving vs. Neutral Suffixes
Shemshadsara, Zahra Ghorbani
English Language Teaching, v4 n4 p146-153 Dec 2011
Mastering pronunciation in EFL context, where direct access to native speaker is scarce, is a highly challenging objective for many language students in Iran. Stress as a suprasegmental feature, more specifically, poses its own problems, specially when suffixes are added to words. There are different types of suffixes, two of which are neutral (with no effect on word stress) and stress-moving (changing stress pattern). This research study intends to investigate the students' awareness of stress patterns when (stress-moving and neutral) suffixes are added to words. Thirty freshmen participated in this research. Their voices are recorded and analyzed. The use of Matched T-test shows that there is a significant difference in the level of difficulty of these two types of suffixes for the learners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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