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Running head: ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY 1 Annotated Bibliography Piske, T., MacKay, I., & Flege, J. (2001). Factors affecting degree of foreign accent in an L2: A review. Journal of Phonetics, 29, 191-215. ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY In this article, Piske, MacKay and Flege first review previous studies examining the influence of first language (L1) on second language (L2) pronunciation. The review mainly focuses on issues such as age of learning, length of residence, gender and motivation, and analyzes their role on mastering native-like L2 speech. The authors argue that studies so far have neglected effect of L1 when analyzing the phenomena of foreign accents, and they aim to fill this gap with the current study. The current study was conducted with a group of Italian-English bilingual speakers. The study mainly investigated the frequency of L1 use in an L2 environment and its effect on the degree of foreign accent. Additionally, the influence of individual characteristics on the participants’ accent were analyzed. All in all, the article provides valuable findings on a rarely studied variable and makes a significant contribution to the field of L2 acquisition. It also provides good support for why the age of learning is a significant factor that may prevent native-like L2 speech. 2 ...
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Running Head: Diabetes In The Gulf Region


Diabetes in the Gulf Region
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Diabetes In The Gulf Region

Diabetes in the Gulf Region

Gulf News Health. (2017). Diabetes Growing Rapidly in GCC region. Retrieved from
The article states that new reports indicated that Gulf countries will more likely record
over 80 percent by the year 2035. It states that despite health awareness campaigns in Dubai, the
country has continued to record several new cases. According to reports by the International
Diabetes Federation, countries in the Middle East and Gulf Cooperation Council will be
significantly affected by the Diabetic epidemic. Currently, there are 36.8 million individuals
living with Diabetes in the Gulf region. However, the number of cases is expected to hit 67.9
million by the year 2035.Saudi Arabia has the highest number of Diabetes cases with 24 per cent
of the population ailing from Diabetes. Kuwait comes second with 23.1 of the population been
Diabetic. Bahrain, Qatar and United Arab Emirates also record high Diabetic cases with 21.9 per
cent, 19.8 percent, and 19 per cent respectively. The article is related to the topic because it
discusses diabetes growing in the Gulf countries.
Marjonneke J. Mook-Kanamori, Mohammed M. El-Din Selim, Ahmed H. Takiddin, Khoulood
A.S. Al-Mahmoud, Hala Al-Homsi, Cindy McKeon, Wadha A. Al Muftah, S...

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