Event Title

Measuring Fluency: Temporal Variables and Pausing Patterns in L2 English Speech

Location

Grissom Hall, Room 133

Start Date

5-3-2016 3:45 PM

End Date

5-3-2016 4:15 PM

Description

Fluency can be defined as ‘speed and smoothness of oral delivery’. We can measure the speed of oral delivery through calculating temporal variables, and the smoothness of oral delivery through examination of pausing patterns. This study analyzed speech samples from L2 English speakers across different language groups and proficiency levels to investigate fluency as a measurable component of oral proficiency.

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Mar 5th, 3:45 PM Mar 5th, 4:15 PM

Measuring Fluency: Temporal Variables and Pausing Patterns in L2 English Speech

Grissom Hall, Room 133

Fluency can be defined as ‘speed and smoothness of oral delivery’. We can measure the speed of oral delivery through calculating temporal variables, and the smoothness of oral delivery through examination of pausing patterns. This study analyzed speech samples from L2 English speakers across different language groups and proficiency levels to investigate fluency as a measurable component of oral proficiency.