Campus Units

English

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

4-4-2016

Journal or Book Title

International Journal of Listening

Volume

30

Issue

1-2

First Page

84

Last Page

98

DOI

10.1080/10904018.2015.1056877

Abstract

This article reports on a study which aimed to determine the effect of strength of accent on listening comprehension of interactive lectures. Test takers (N = 21,726) listened to an interactive lecture given by one of nine speakers and responded to six comprehension items. The test taker responses were analyzed with the Rasch computer program WINSTEPS to investigate the relative difficulty of the items associated with the nine versions of the interactive lectures. Results indicated that comprehension of interactive lectures was diminished with quite light accents, as has been found with monologic lectures.

Comments

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Listening on April 4, 2016, available online: http://www.tandf.com/10.1080/10904018.2015.1056877.

Copyright Owner

Taylor & Francis

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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