This paper examines stress crisis and placement in English using the phono-syntactic alternations theory. It basically notes both the predictable and the unpredictable standard stress pattern and the abysmal stress among some L2 teachers and learners in selected secondary schools is Port Harcourt city. The paper using the descriptive method analyzes the corpus got from the population. The paper observes that stress is abysmally realized among L2 teachers and learners in secondary schools in Port Harcourt city and therefore concludes that efforts should be made by the teachers to overcome this linguistic problem.
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