Fluency in Native and Nonnative English Speech

| Justus Liebig University, Giessen
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This book takes a new and holistic approach to fluency in English speech and differentiates between productive, perceptive, and nonverbal fluency. The in-depth corpus-based description of productive fluency points out major differences of how fluency is established in native and nonnative speech. It also reveals areas in which even highly advanced learners of English still deviate strongly from the native target norm and in which they have already approximated to it. Based on these findings, selected learners are subjected to native speakers' ratings of seven perceptive fluency variables in order to test which variables are most responsible for a perception of oral proficiency on the sides of the listeners. Finally, language-pedagogical implications derived from these findings for the improvement of fluency in learner language are presented. This book is conceptually and methodologically relevant for corpus-linguistics, learner corpus research and foreign language teaching and learning.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 53]  2013.  xxiii, 238 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
xiii–xiv
List of tables
xv–xvi
List of figures
xvii–xx
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
xxi–xxiv
Chapter 1. Fluency in English speech: Setting the scene
1–12
Chapter 2. Productive fluency
13–44
Chapter 3. Perceptive fluency
45–68
Chapter 4. Nonverbal fluency
69–74
Chapter 5. Corpus data and methodology
75–92
Chapter 6. Data analysis of productive fluency in LINDSEI-GE vs. LOCNEC
93–146
Chapter 7. Perceptive fluency of selected learner types in LINDSEI-GE
147–168
Chapter 8. Summary and prospects for future research
169–174
References
175–192
Appendix. List of 3-grams and 4-grams in LOCNEC and LINDSEI-GE
193–236
Index
237–238
“Relying on a thorough investigation of native and learner corpus data Sandra Götz manages to give flesh and bones to the highly elusive notion of fluency in speech. The book successfully brings out the complex interplay of factors that underlie fluent and dysfluent speech. It is an essential reading for anyone interested in speech in a theoretical or applied perspective.”
“This thoroughly researched study provides highly interesting insights into native and non-native fluency covering a wide range of aspects including corpus-based and experimental perception-oriented approaches.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF/2AB – Linguistics/English
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2012045833