Edited by Agnieszka Leńko-Szymańska and Sandra Götz
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics 104] 2022
► pp. 299–324
This chapter investigates repeats in native language (L1) Norwegian and interlanguage (IL) English, with the aim of exploring interlanguage fluency variations and the potential existence of individual speaking styles across both L1 and IL production. We manually identified and categorized repeats in six interviews from the (forthcoming) Norwegian component of the LINDSEI corpus (Gilquin et al. 2010) and interviews with the same speakers in their L1. Our results show that repeats occur more frequently in the IL, but there is also evidence of individual variation in speaking styles. We conclude by suggesting some pedagogical implications of our results as related to the teaching and assessment of fluency behavior, emphasizing individual cross-linguistic behavior in the face of processing difficulties.