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A Content-Processing View of Hesitation Phenomena
Hesitation phenomena are intricately connected with prospective and retrospective speech-production tasks and mark critical points in processing. They are also causally related to types of qualityExpand
Linking as a Marker of Fluent Speech
A two-dimensional, speech dynamic analysis of natural speech identifies linking (liaison) as a prominent class of phenomena at the phonetic syllabic level. Consonant Attraction, the specific featureExpand
A Componential Approach to Oral Fluency Evaluation
learning of a second language (SL) today is done orally. Developing speaking proficiency rates high among the objectives of most SL programs. Beyond that, some strictly methodological benefits areExpand
The Trouble with "Articulatory" Pauses
The historical provenance of a minimum cut-off point (of about 0.25 sec) for pauses in temporal analyses of speech production is associated with Goldman-Eisler's usage. Her rationale was theExpand
On the Dynamics of Casual and Careful Speech.
Comparison of potential to actual dynamic speech occurrences shows that the variable rules of speech production here investigated exhibit a consistently high actuation rate of about 75% across both speech styles. Expand
The Resolution of Dynamic Speech in L2 Listening
In the absence of a comprehensive theory of the oral language, very little is really known about auditory decoding as a speech dynamic process in either L2 or L1. Since listening comprehensionExpand
Audio-Lectal Practice and Fluency Acquisition
A novel technique introduced here can offer systematic and controlled practice in connected discourse while emphasizing the oral discourse features of the target language: rhythm, tempo, and pausing, as well as the alternation of suprasegmental patterns and contours typical for connected speech. Expand