I examined 15 teachers’ ratings of speech recorded by 39 ESL learners to see if teachers assess speech differently depending on whether it is presented with visuals. The learners recorded 4 speech samples: 2 with webcams, 2 with microphones only. A third speech condition was created by removing the video track from the webcam recordings, resulting in 3 conditions and 6 samples for each individual.
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Language skills add to job prospects The Australian COMBINING language study with bankable expertise in law, engineering or finance may be the best way for graduates to get a job that puts their language skills to work.
A few days ago, out of the 21,595 visitors to LLOG that Google Analytics counted, 88 arrived after asking what part of speech is the, and thereby landing on Arnold Zwicky's post "What part of speech is 'the'?
On January 2, 2014 at the American Historical Association preconference workshop Getting Started in Digital History*, I'll be giving a session Corpus Linguistics for Historians. Below I explain why I think historians should take ...
A round up of the top language stories from the past year From Polish becoming England's second language, to a Guardian investigation revealing the alarming rate of university language department closures, 2013 was a busy year for languages.
No Longer Illegal—Good Morning America Drops 'i-Word' Hispanically Speaking News Race Forward (formerly known as Applied Research Center) has been orchestrating a “Drop-the-I-Word” campaign since 2010 through advocacy and through coverage on...
After a London school banned some slang words, writers Lindsay Johns and Michael Rosen discuss how children learn what language to use in different social settingsMichael RosenLindsay JohnsPhil MaynardLeah Green...
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