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Academic Paper


Title: Linguistic skills and speaking fluency in a second language
Author: Nivja H. de Jong
Institution: Universiteit Utrecht
Author: Margarita P. Steinel
Institution: University of Amsterdam
Author: Arjen Florijn
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Institution: University of Amsterdam
Author: Rob Schoonen
Institution: University of Amsterdam
Author: Jan H. Hulstijn
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Homepage: https://home.medewerker.uva.nl/j.h.hulstijn/
Institution: University of Amsterdam
Linguistic Field: Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics
Subject Language: Dutch
Abstract: This study investigated how individual differences in linguistic knowledge and processing skills relate to individual differences in speaking fluency. Speakers of Dutch as a second language (N = 179) performed eight speaking tasks, from which several measures of fluency were derived such as measures for pausing, repairing, and speed (mean syllable duration). In addition, participants performed separate tasks, designed to gauge individuals’ second language linguistic knowledge and linguistic processing speed. The results showed that the linguistic skills were most strongly related to average syllable duration, of which 50% of individual variance was explained; in contrast, average pausing duration was only weakly related to linguistic knowledge and processing skills.

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This article appears IN Applied Psycholinguistics Vol. 34, Issue 5.

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