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ERIC Number: EJ781220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0893
The Reality of Stress-Timing
Barrera-Pardo, Dario
ELT Journal, v62 n1 p11-17 Jan 2008
According to some accounts, the linguistic reality of stress-timing in English is questionable and the existence of this type of language rhythm is rejected as a perceptual illusion. In this article, the temporal characteristics of English are re-analysed in the light of current linguistic research, and a range of implications for pronunciation teaching are set out.
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Language: English
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