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Effects of length of residence and speech activities on degree of foreign accent

A group of native Mandarin speaking professors teaching in a U.S. university with a mean length of residence (LOR) in North America of 12 years was rated as highly accented as a group of native Mandarin speaking professors teaching English in China. Different speech activities did not appear to affect degree of accent. However, long excerpts of filtered speech may be used with caution for accent rating.

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