ERIC Number: ED182991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Rate-Controlled Speech in Foreign Language Education. CAL-ERIC/CLL Series on Languages and Linguistics, Number 61.
Controlling the rate of oral delivery in the second language classroom has been demonstrated as beneficial to the learner, whose information-processing capacity is an important factor in listening comprehension. Rate of information delivery can be controlled by limiting the actual rate of words per unit of time, or by maintaining content difficulty within certain boundaries. Time-altered recordings have been used with success at both the secondary and university levels. Rate of delivery has also been demonstrated to be a useful tool for testing language proficiency. The manipulation of rate-controlled speech is a promising research technique as well. For example, such manipulation could facilitate studies of the kinds of information lost by student listeners and the probable causes of such loss. (JB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.