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ERIC Number: EJ1244693
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Feb
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0008-4506
The Contribution of Working Memory to L2 French Pronunciation among Adult Language Learners
Simard, Daphnée; Molokopeeva, Tatiana; Zhang, Yan Qing
Canadian Modern Language Review, v76 n1 p50-69 Feb 2020
The role played by working memory (WM), that is, the capacity to temporarily maintain and cognitively process information, has been extensively studied in second language (L2) research. In a general sense, WM has been shown to be related to various aspects of L2 learning and use; however, little information is available regarding its relationship with L2 pronunciation. This study examines the relationship between the results obtained at a complex numerical WM task and the results from two French L2 pronunciation tasks, namely a reading-aloud task and a picture-based narration task, among 30 Mandarin-speaking adult learners. Results reveal that despite the absence of significant difference between the scores obtained from each pronunciation task, WM explained pronunciation observed in the reading-aloud task only.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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