ERIC Number: EJ571979
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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The Role of Interaction in Native Speaker Comprehension of Nonnative Speaker Speech.
Polio, Charlene; Gass, Susan M.
Modern Language Journal, v82 n3 p308-19 Aut 1998
Because interaction gives language learners an opportunity to modify their speech upon a signal of noncomprehension, it should also have a positive effect on native speakers' (NS) comprehension of nonnative speakers (NNS). This study shows that interaction does help NSs comprehend NNSs, contrasting the claims of an earlier study that found no positive effect. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Note: Special issue: The Role of Input and Interaction in Second Language Acquisition.