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Title: Does having good articulatory skills lead to more fluent speech in first and second languages?
Author: De Jong, N. H.
Mora Bonilla, Joan Carles
Keywords: Parla
Percepció del llenguatge
Speech perception
Issue Date: 12-Mar-2019
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Abstract: Speaking fluently requires three main processes to run smoothly: conceptualization, formulation, and articulation. This study investigates to what extent fluency in spontaneous speech in both first (L1) and second (L2) languages can be explained by individual differences in articulatory skills. A group of L2 English learners (n = 51) performed three semi spontaneous speaking tasks in their L1 Spanish and in their L2 English. In addition, participants performed articulatory skill tasks that measured the speed at which their articulatory speech plans could be initiated (delayed picture naming) and the rate and accuracy at which their articulatory gestures could be executed (diadochokinetic production). The results showed that fluency in spontaneous L2 speech can be predicted by L1 fluency, replicating earlier studies and showing that L2 fluency measures are, to a large degree, measures of personal speaking style. Articulatory skills were found to contribute modestly to explaining variance in both L1 and L2 fluency.
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It is part of: Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2019, vol. 41, num. 1, p. 227-239
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ISSN: 0272-2631
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Llengües i Literatures Modernes i Estudis Anglesos)

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