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ERIC Number: EJ1140647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-578X
An Investigation of Read Speech of Arabic Students Learning Turkish as a Second Language in Terms of Stress and Pause
Derman, Serdar; Bardakçi, Mehmet; Öztürk, Mustafa Serkan
Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, v13 n1 p215-231 2017
Suprasegmental features are essential in conveying meaning; however, they are one of the neglected topics in teaching Turkish as a foreign/second language. This paper aims to examine read speech by Arabic students learning Turkish as a second language and describe their read speech in terms of stress and pause. Within this framework, 34 Syrian students enrolled in Gaziantep University Turkish Teaching Application and Research Center (TÖMER) at B2 level were asked to read a text chosen from one of the books prepared in accordance with the European language portfolio B2 level. Voice recordings were analyzed using Praat and Cool Edit software programs. Students' stress and pause durations were compared and contrasted according to the criteria set by experts. The results showed that students' stress and pause patterns showed statistically significant deviations from those criteria.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey; Europe
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