Exploring Behavioral and Affective Correlates of Comprehensible Second Language Speech

dc.contributor.author Nagle, Charles
dc.contributor.author Trofimovich, Pavel
dc.contributor.author Nagle, Charles
dc.contributor.author O’Brien, Mary
dc.contributor.author Kennedy, Sara
dc.contributor.department World Languages and Cultures
dc.date 2021-06-29T19:57:45.000
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-14T18:42:30Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-14T18:42:30Z
dc.date.copyright Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2021
dc.date.issued 2021-03-23
dc.description.abstract <p>Comprehensibility, or ease of understanding, has emerged as an important construct in second language (L2) speech research. Many studies have examined the linguistic features that underlie this construct, but there has been limited work on behavioral and affective predictors. The goal of this study was therefore to examine the extent to which anxiety and collaborativeness predict interlocutors’ perception of one another’s comprehensibility. Twenty dyads of L2 English speakers completed three interactive tasks. Throughout their 17-minute interaction, they were periodically asked to evaluate their own and each other’s anxiety and collaborativeness and to rate their partner’s comprehensibility using 100-point scales. Mixed-effects models showed that partner anxiety and collaborativeness predicted comprehensibility, but the relative importance of each predictor depended on the nature of the task. Self-collaborativeness was also related to comprehensibility. These findings suggest that comprehensibility is sensitive to a range of linguistic, behavioral, and affective influences.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is published as Nagle, C., Trofimovich, P., O’Brien, M., & Kennedy, S. (2021). BEYOND LINGUISTIC FEATURES: EXPLORING BEHAVIORAL AND AFFECTIVE CORRELATES OF COMPREHENSIBLE SECOND LANGUAGE SPEECH. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 1-16. doi:<a target="_blank">10.1017/S0272263121000073</a></p>
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dc.source.uri 10.1017/S0272263121000073
dc.subject.disciplines Applied Behavior Analysis
dc.subject.disciplines Cognition and Perception
dc.subject.disciplines English Language and Literature
dc.subject.disciplines Speech and Hearing Science
dc.title Exploring Behavioral and Affective Correlates of Comprehensible Second Language Speech
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