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1st Edition

L2 Spoken Discourse Linguistic Features and Analyses

    ISBN 9780367140731
    312 Pages 93 B/W Illustrations
    September 20, 2023 by Routledge

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    This book integrates theoretical and practical perspectives on computer-assisted analysis of spoken discourse, reflecting recent important developments in speech analysis for language teaching and assessment. Bringing together into one volume the methods and approaches for analysis of speech properties and spoken discourse, Ghanem, Kang, and Kostromitina illustrate the importance of adaptive learning technologies in analysing speech.

    The book offers a comprehensive go-to resource for the description of various features in second language L2 spoken discourse as well as a guide for manners in which they can be extracted and analyzed. The proposed text aims to accomplish its goal by providing an overview of linguistic features found in L2 acquisition, clarifying evidence-based constructs in L2 speech, and applying various analyses to suggestions for practice. This book brings together various strands of research and application with an emphasis on analysis of speech properties, which can be a gate-keeping function of speech. In particular, its innovative approach lies with the introduction of segmental, suprasegmental, lexico-grammatical, and pragmatic features in the analysis of L2 speech. This approach offers a more comprehensive view of L2 spoken discourse which can be extremely beneficial for L2 research and pedagogy.

    Covering the speech of both native and non-native speakers, but with particular relevance for second language acquisition, this book is essential reading for graduate students, teachers and researchers in applied linguistics, TESOL and other speech science-related fields.

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    Chapter 1
    1.1 Why Spoken Language
    1.2 Spoken Language in the Fields of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
    1.3 First Language (L1) Spoken Discourse
    1.4 Second Language (L2) Spoken Discourse
    1.5 Scope of the Book
    References

    Chapter 2
    Section A: Considerations for Researchers
    2.1 Introduction
    2.2 Theoretical Considerations for the Analysis of L2 Spoken Discourse
    2.3 Corpus Linguistics Methods of Analysis of L2 Spoken Discourse
    2.4 Data Sources
    2.5 Units of Analysis in L2 Spoken Discourse
    2.6 Methods of Acoustic and Temporal Analyses of L2 Spoken Discourse
    2.7 Challenges in Describing and Analyzing L2 Spoken Discourse

    Section B: Considerations for Teachers
    2.8 Historical Development of L2 Pronunciation in the Classroom
    2.9 Representation of Speech–Related Features in the L2 Classroom
    2.10 L2 Speech and Language Assessment
    References

    Chapter 3
    Section A: Definitions and Research Findings
    3.1 Introduction
    3.2 Consonant Features
    3.3 Vowel Features
    3.4 The English Syllable

    Section B: Extraction and Analysis
    3.5 Consonant Features
    3.6 Vowel Features
    3.7 Syllable Features

    Section C: Pedagogical Applications

    3.8 Consonant Features

    3.9 Vowel Features
    References

    Chapter 4
    Section A: Definitions and Research Findings
    4.1 Introduction
    4.2 Phonological Processes and Connected Speech
    4.3 Rhythm
    4.4 Fluency
    4.5 Prosody

    Section B: Extraction and Analysis
    4.6 Phonological Processes and Connected Speech
    4.7 Rhythm
    4.8 Fluency
    4.9 Prosody

    Section C: Pedagogical Applications

    4.10 Syllables

    4.11 Connected Speech and Phonological Processes

    4.12 Prosody
    References

    Chapter 5

    Section A: Definitions and Research Findings

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Lexical Features in Spoken Discourse

    5.3 Grammatical Features in L1 Spoken Discourse

    5.4 Functional Correlates of Conversational Features

    5.5 Grammatical Features in L2 Spoken Discourse

    Section B: Extraction and Analysis
    5.6 Lexico–Grammatical Analyses in Collected Speech Files

    5.7 Lexico–Grammatical Analyses Using Online Corpora

    Section C: Pedagogical Applications

    References

    Chapter 6
    Section A: Definitions and Research Findings

    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Pragmatic Constructs and Features of Spoken Discourse

    6.3 Pragmatic Functions Carried by Linguistic Features

    Section B: Extraction and Analysis
    6.4 Selection of Pragmatic Features of Interest

    6.5 Analysis of Selected Pragmatic Features

    6.6 Data for Pragmatic Analysis

    6.7 Research Applications

    Section C: Pedagogical Applications

    References

    Chapter 7

    Section A: World/Global Englishes

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Kachru’s Three Concentric Circles

    7.3 New Englishes Varieties
    7.4 English as an International Language (EIL)

    7.5 Pedagogical Implications

    Section B: Recommendations and Future Directions

    References

    Index

    Biography

    Romy Ghanem is Assistant Professor at Northern Arizona University. Her research interests include second language acquisition, second language pronunciation, applied phonology, World Englishes and language structure.

    Okim Kang is Associate Professor, TESL and Applied Linguistics, and Director of the Applied Linguistics Lab at Northern Arizona University. Her research specialties are L2 pronunciation, oral proficiency assessment, language attitudes and speech perception and production.

    Maria Kostromitina is a PhD Candidate in Applied Linguistics at Northern Arizona University. Her research interests include the intersection of second language pragmatics and phonology, World Englishes in the assessment contexts, and corpus linguistics.

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