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  1. Pauline Foster

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0417

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Foster, P. 2012. Fluency. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Though the term “fluency” may apply equally to the language skills of reading, writing, or listening, it is most commonly applied to speaking.


  • discourse analysis;
  • language and social interaction;
  • psycholinguistics;
  • second language acquisition;
  • corpus;
  • vocabulary