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Title: What in the world do we know about word stress?
Epworth Authors: Checklin, Martin
Keywords: Word Stress
Oral Intelligibility
Pronunciation
Rehabilitation, Mental Health and Chronic Pain Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Australian Council for TESOL Associations
Citation: TESOL in Context Special Edition S 3 (2012): 379-397
Conference: 2012 ACTA International Conference TESOL as a Global Trade: Ethics, Equity and Ecology
Conference Location: Cairns Convention Centre, Queensland
Abstract: Word stress is an imperative part of English language learning, both in terms of comprehending spoken English and increasing oral intelligibility. However, it can often be a difficult area for learners of English to master successfully and one which is problematic for teachers of pronunciation to embrace in their teaching. This literature review presents an overview of what word stress is, its importance in intelligibility, and specific issues which certain language background groups encounter. Additionally, the review discusses and critiques the teaching methods of word stress found in commercially-produced textbooks and thus provides theoretical knowledge for teachers to incorporate into their classroom teaching. Recommendations for further research into word stress acquisition are outlined.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11434/1334
URL: http://www.tesol.org.au/files/files/267_martin_checklin.pdf
Journal Title: TESOL in Context Special Edition
Type: Conference Paper
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Literature Review
Appears in Collections:Rehabilitation

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