Investigating Stress Assignment

  • Mary Grantham O'Brien (University of Calgary)


Correctly emphasizing syllables in words and words in sentences (i.e., producing stress) makes both words and sentences easier to understand. Determining whether L2 learners are able to accurately produce and perceive stress can be difficult, though. This may have to do, among other things, with a researcher’s operationalization of stress, data collection procedures, and the ways in which the data are analyzed. This contribution takes researchers through a series of steps for both collection and analysis of L2 learner lexical and sentential stress data.

How to Cite:

Grantham O'Brien, M., (2018) “Investigating Stress Assignment”, Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Proceedings 10(1).

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Published on
31 Dec 2018