On the relationship between discrimination and production of English sounds by Finnish learners by Jorma Tommola

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Published by [University of Turku] in Turku .

Written in English

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  • English language -- Study and teaching -- Finnish speakers.,
  • English language -- Pronunciation by foreign speakers.

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Bibliography: p. 37-38.

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StatementJorma Tommola.
SeriesTurun yliopiston englantilaisen filologian julkaisuja =, Publications in English studies ;, no. 5, Turun yliopiston englantilaisen filologian julkaisuja ;, no. 5.
LC ClassificationsPE1129.F5 T66 1975
The Physical Object
Pagination44 p. :
Number of Pages44
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2569698M
ISBN 109516412793
LC Control Number85112644

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