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ID : 375
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Title : Asian Learners' L2 Oral Production in Monologues and Dialogues
Type : Paper (25 minutes)
Category : Individual session
Abstract :

What difference is seen in monologues and dialogues by L2 English learners in Asia? Using the International Corpus Network of Asian Learners of English (ICNALE) (Ishikawa, 2018),  which includes topic-controlled spoken and written outputs of learners in ten countries and regions in Asia as well as English native speakers, we compared learners' and native speakers' fluency and lexical quality in two kinds of oral outputs. Our quantitative analyses have shown that Japanese learners, for example, speak approx. 68 words per minute in monologues, but they usually speak less in dialogues. This seems to reflect that learners tend to be less fluent in oral interactions, which require smoother on-line L2 processing and therefore put greater information processing loads on speakers. Interestingly enough, however, this kind of decrease is not necessarily observed with all learners in Asia. Investigating the monologue-dialogue gaps will give a hint for designing a better ELT methodology to help learners with particular L1 backgrounds to be more flexible and autonomous speakers.


Keywords : speaking, corpus, monologue, dialogue
Conference theme : Application of technology to the language classroom
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Main presenter : Dr. Shin'ichiro Ishikawa
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Affiliation : Kobe University (Kobe, JAPAN)
Email address : iskwshin@gmail.com
Biography :

Dr. Shin'ichiro (Shin) Ishikawa is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the School of Languages & Communication, Kobe University, Japan. His research interests cover corpus linguistics, statistical linguistics, TESOL, and SLA. He has published many academic papers and books on branches of applied linguistics. He is a leader in the ICNALE learner corpus project.

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Date added : Friday, 15 March 2019, 2:01 PM
Date modified : Friday, 3 May 2019, 4:45 PM
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Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 245-P
Schedule day : Aug 9th (Fri)
Schedule time : 14: 25 - 14: 50
Schedule duration : 25 mins
Schedule room name : B103
Schedule room seats : 30 seats
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