Volume 71, Issue 1
  • ISSN 0169-7420
  • E-ISSN: 2213-4883
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In SLA research, the study of prosody suffers from a considerable under-representation. Indeed, most work devoted to L2 pronunciation has hitherto focussed on 'lower level phenomena', such as the phonemes of the target language. This paper gives an overview of the research on the acquisition of a foreign accent system and pinpoints some research questions that have not been explored yet. More specifically, it discusses the phonetic, phonological and functional aspects of the accent system of second/foreign language learners. Attention is also paid to the studies dealing with the teaching of sentence stress to second/foreign language learners. Although more research is needed, this paper provides a better understanding of the way a new accent system is acquired/learnt and can be taught.


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