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The effects of interlocutor backchannels and L1 backchannel norms on the speech of L2 English learners

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Verbal backchannels – short responses such as 'uh-huh' and 'mhm' given by an interlocutor to the main speaker – have been studied extensively for several decades. The great majority of the research has been descriptive or based on backchannel uses. In contrast, little has been reported of their effects on spoken interaction and almost no research has examined their effects on second language (L2) speech. Given that first language (L1) backchannel norms vary, L2 speakers unaccustomed to dif...

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Education
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Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2018-04-13

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