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Review-Critique of Enric Llurda StudyEffects of intelligibility and speaking rates on judgments of non-native speakers? personalities Review/Critique of a Study I?ve chosen to review ?Effects of intelligibility and speaking rates on judgments of non-native speakers? personalities? by Enric Llurda. This study analyses the response given by 28 American undergraduate students at an American university to a passage read by 10 ESL speakers of 5 different L1 Backgrounds. I found this study to be sufficient in design and validity; however I disagreed with how Llurda chose to emphases his results. Previous Research In this study Llurda gives a background of previous research in this area. He begins with Hinofotis and Bailey?s research in which said researchers examined the intelligibility problems of International Teaching Assistants at UCLA when teaching undergraduates. The research pointed to problems with non-native speakers pronunciation and intelligibility (290). Llurda also mentions Fayer and Krasinski?s research focusing on irritation and intelligibility which found that pronunciation and hesitation were the most distracting features, followed far behind grammar (291). Llurda also discussed research by Munro and Derwing (231-292) which specifically dealt with speaking rate