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ERIC Number: EJ655751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0272-2631
Second Language Proficiency and Pausing: A Study of Russian Speakers of English.
Riazantseva, Anastasia
Studies in Second Language Acquisition, v23 n4 p497-526 Dec 2001
Examines the relationship between second language proficiency and pausing patterns in the speech of 30 Russian speakers of English performing two oral tasks--a topic narrative and a cartoon description--in Russian and in English. Findings support the view that adherence to the target language pausing norms may lead to the perception of nonnative speech as more fluent and nativelike. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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