Volume 7, Issue 3
  • ISSN 2215-1931
  • E-ISSN: 2215-194X
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Achieving nativeness in L2 pronunciation is not critical, nor is it critical for writing about L2 pronunciation. Using the experience of an L2 writer whose paper was rejected because of nonnative written features, this paper argues that it is past time for editors and reviewers to reject nativelike writing as a criterion for acceptance or rejection of an otherwise well-constructed contribution to research.


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  • Article Type: Editorial
Keyword(s): editorial ethics; nativeness; nonnative authors
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