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The effect of dual task demands and proficiency on second language speech production

Declerck, Mathieu and Kormos, Judit (2012) The effect of dual task demands and proficiency on second language speech production. Bilingualism : Language and Cognition, 15 (4). pp. 782-796. ISSN 1469-1841

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      Abstract

      In this study we examined how the introduction of a parallel finger-tapping task influences second language speech (L2) encoding mechanisms and monitoring processes and how the level of proficiency impacts the efficiency and accuracy of L2 performance under single and dual task conditions. The results indicated that imposing dual task demands has a negative effect on the accuracy of lexical selection and the efficiency of error-correction processes. We argue that this can be explained with reference to attentional bottleneck effects on lexical selection processes and on monitoring. The findings also revealed that the level of L2 competence influenced both the speed and the accuracy of speech encoding processes and the efficiency of monitoring.

      Item Type: Article
      Journal or Publication Title: Bilingualism : Language and Cognition
      Additional Information: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=BIL The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 15 (4), pp 782-796 2012, © 2012 Cambridge University Press.
      Uncontrolled Keywords: speech production ; second language learning ; Attention ; dual task
      Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
      Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
      ID Code: 51025
      Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
      Deposited On: 11 Nov 2011 15:59
      Refereed?: Yes
      Published?: Published
      Last Modified: 01 Nov 2013 02:00
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      URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/51025

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