Production of routines in L2 English: Effect of proficiency and study-abroad experience

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Abstract

This preliminary study examined the effect of proficiency and study abroad experience on L2 learners' ability to produce routines. Participants were 64 Japanese students in an English-medium university in Japan. They were divided into three groups: Group 1 had lower proficiency with no study abroad experience, Group 2 had higher proficiency but no study abroad experience, and Group 3 had higher proficiency with study abroad experience. They completed an oral discourse completion test involving four situations that elicited routines. Participants' performance was evaluated based on three aspects: appropriateness (rated by native speakers), planning time, and speech rate. Results revealed a significant effect of proficiency combined with study abroad experience on all three aspects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-121
Number of pages13
JournalSystem
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Appropriateness
  • Formulaic expressions
  • Interlanguage pragmatics
  • Oral fluency
  • Planning time
  • Pragmatic competence
  • Routines
  • Speech rate
  • Study abroad

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education
  • Linguistics and Language

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