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Griffiths, Roger; Beretta, Alan – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, 1991
A study using spectrographic analysis investigated whether six university professors would modify the temporal organization of their speech when delivering identical lectures to low-proficiency and high-proficiency nonnative and native speaker groups. Results showed no significant modifications of speech rate; articulation differences were between…
Descriptors: Articulation (Speech), College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries
Griffiths, Roger – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, 1990
Rate-controlled recorded text can be used not only to facilitate listening comprehension through reducing speech rate, but it can also help language learners become accustomed to increasingly rapid deliveries. First- and second-language research on temporal variables relevant to facilitating listening comprehension is described, and practical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Research, Listening Comprehension, Oral Language