The accommodation of intelligible segmental pronunciation
Segmental repairs and adjustments in English as a Lingua Franca interactions
This qualitative and quantitative study applies conversation analytic methodology to the examination of mutual intelligibility, and then quantifies the segmental repairs and segmental adjustments that were required to maintain intelligibility in English as a Lingua Franca interactions among students at a Japanese university. In the qualitative portion, sequential analysis was used to ascertain the segmental repairs that were utilized to maintain mutual intelligibility and to identify the pronunciations that interactants oriented to as unintelligible and intelligible, which can then be compared to determine the segmental adjustments that changed an unintelligible pronunciation into an intelligible one. In the quantitative portion, the segmental repairs and the segmental adjustments were quantified in order to assess which kinds of segmental repairs and segmental adjustments are most frequent. This study concludes that reactive repair is the most frequent segmental repair, and modification is the most frequent segmental adjustment.
Keywords: accommodation, segmental repair, segmental adjustment, intelligibility, English as a Lingua Franca, conversation analysis
Published online: 13 March 2019
Baird, R., Baker, W., & Kitazawa, M.
Derwing, T., & Munro, M.
Deterding, D., & Nur Raihan, M.
Heritage, J., & Clayman, S.
Iino, M., & Murata, K.
Larsen-Freeman, D., & Cameron, L.
Munro, M., Derwing, T., & Morton, S.
Murata, K., & Iino, M.
forthcoming). Phonetic and phonologic accommodation in ELF interactions: Interactional intelligibility and sufficiency from an English as a lingua franca perspective and its implications for English pronunciation pedagogy (Unpublished doctoral thesis). Waseda University, Japan.
Schegloff, E. A.
Steensig, J., & Heinemann, T.
Szczepek Reed, B.
Tsuzuki, M., & Nakamura, S.
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