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LINGUIST List 24.1552

Fri Apr 05 2013

Books: Fluency in Native and Nonnative English Speech: Götz

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 03-Apr-2013
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Fluency in Native and Nonnative English Speech: Götz
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Title: Fluency in Native and Nonnative English Speech
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 53
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/scl.53

Author: Sandra Götz
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272331 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272331 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272331 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027203588 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027203588 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027203588 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Abstract:

This book takes a new and holistic approach to fluency in English speech and differentiates between productive, perceptive, and nonverbal fluency. The in-depth corpus-based description of productive fluency points out major differences of how fluency is established in native and nonnative speech. It also reveals areas in which even highly advanced learners of English still deviate strongly from the native target norm and in which they have already approximated to it. Based on these findings, selected learners are subjected to native speakers' ratings of seven perceptive fluency variables in order to test which variables are most responsible for a perception of oral proficiency on the sides of the listeners. Finally, language-pedagogical implications derived from these findings for the improvement of fluency in learner language are presented. This book is conceptually and methodologically relevant for corpus-linguistics, learner corpus research and foreign language teaching and learning.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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