EFL conversational triads: Foreigner-directed speech and hyperarticulation

Hua Li Jian, Konopka Richard L.

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Abstract

The study examines interactions associated with foreignerdirected speech (FDS) within EFL triadic conversation exam where learners differ in outspokenness. The results showed that learners' outspokenness affected foreign examiners' vowel articulation. More vowels underwent distinct change across learners' positive-coded utterances in F2, whereas in F1 the vowel change in the high-communicative group during the introduction of a new question was the greatest source of variation. The findings suggest that native speakers tend to hyperarticulate during interactions with the low-communicate group, and probably with didactic intent to instruct or smooth communicative situations, in particular during more encouraging speech acts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2012, INTERSPEECH 2012
Pages122-125
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2012, INTERSPEECH 2012 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: 2012 Sep 92012 Sep 13

Publication series

Name13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2012, INTERSPEECH 2012
Volume1

Other

Other13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2012, INTERSPEECH 2012
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period12-09-0912-09-13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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