Pausing as and Indicator of Fluency in the Russian of Finnish Learners.

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dc.contributor.author Ullakonoja, Riikka
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-04T10:50:42Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-04T10:50:42Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Ullakonoja, Riikka. 2008. Pausing as an Indicator of Fluency in the Russian of Finnish Learners. In: Barbosa, Plinio A., Madureira, Sandra, Reis, César (eds.) Proceedings of the Speech Prosody 2008 Conference, Campinas, Brazil, p. 339-342.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/26634
dc.description.abstract Previous research shows that pausing and disfluencies are common in non-native speech. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between fluency and pausing in Russian read-aloud speech of 12 Finnish university students and examine their fluency development during a 3.5-month study-period in Russia. To assess fluency, 30 Russian teachers rated the students’ speech samples (on a 1–5 scale). The samples were then analysed perceptually and acoustically for pause frequency, duration and placement. Results show that pausing can be an indicator of foreign language fluency and that most students develop considerably in their Russian readaloud fluency during their stay in Russia. Hence, when teaching students to read aloud in a foreign language, pausing should be emphasized as a way to become a fluent reader. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher ISCA - International Speech Communication Association
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings of the Speech Prosody 2008 Conference, Campinas, Brazil
dc.title Pausing as and Indicator of Fluency in the Russian of Finnish Learners.
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2011371857
dc.subject.kota 612
dc.contributor.laitos Soveltavan kielentutkimuksen keskus fi
dc.contributor.laitos Centre for Applied Language Studies en
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
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eprint.status tp://purl.org/eprint/type/status/PeerReviewed

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