Fluency, complexity and informativeness in native and non-native speech

  title={Fluency, complexity and informativeness in native and non-native speech},
  author={J. Osborne},
  journal={International Journal of Corpus Linguistics},
  • J. Osborne
  • Published 2011
  • Computer Science
  • International Journal of Corpus Linguistics
Individual speakers vary considerably in their rate of speech, their syntactic choices, and the organization of information in their discourse. This study, based on a corpus of monologue productions from native and non-native speakers of English and French, examines the relations between temporal fluency, syntactic complexity and informational content. The purpose is to identify which features, or combinations of features, are common to more fluent speakers, and which are more idiosyncratic in… Expand
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