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Learning about speech by experiment: Issues in the investigation of spontaneous talk within the experimental research paradigm

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Learning about speech by experiment : Issues in the investigation of spontaneous talk within the experimental research paradigm. / Szczepek Reed, Beatrice Barbara; Hughes, Rebecca.

In: Applied Linguistics, Vol. 32, No. 2, 05.2011, p. 197-214.

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Szczepek Reed, BB & Hughes, R 2011, 'Learning about speech by experiment: Issues in the investigation of spontaneous talk within the experimental research paradigm', Applied Linguistics, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 197-214. https://doi.org/10.1093/applin/amq044

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Szczepek Reed, B. B., & Hughes, R. (2011). Learning about speech by experiment: Issues in the investigation of spontaneous talk within the experimental research paradigm. Applied Linguistics, 32(2), 197-214. https://doi.org/10.1093/applin/amq044

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Szczepek Reed BB, Hughes R. Learning about speech by experiment: Issues in the investigation of spontaneous talk within the experimental research paradigm. Applied Linguistics. 2011 May;32(2):197-214. https://doi.org/10.1093/applin/amq044

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Szczepek Reed, Beatrice Barbara ; Hughes, Rebecca. / Learning about speech by experiment : Issues in the investigation of spontaneous talk within the experimental research paradigm. In: Applied Linguistics. 2011 ; Vol. 32, No. 2. pp. 197-214.

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