Koffi (2019) investigated the acoustic correlates that Arabic L2 speakers of English use to encode lexical stress. This study replicates the same methodology and uses the same acoustic correlates and the same Just Noticeable Difference (JND) thresholds. Whereas Koffi (2019) focused on a general population of Arabic speakers of English, the current study investigates how 10 females Saudi L2 speakers of English who are college professors encode lexical stress. Do they encode lexical stress similarly or differently from the group that Koffi (2019) investigated? What does this entail for the acquisition of suprasegmentals in L2 English?
Duris, Mahdi and Koffi, Ettien
"LET’S STRESS IT! INVESTIGATIONS OF SAUDI EFL TEACHERS’ LEXICAL STRESS PATTERNS,"
Linguistic Portfolios: Vol. 11, Article 9.
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