The relationship between test-takers’ first language, listening proficiency and their performance on paired speaking tests

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622101
Title:
The relationship between test-takers’ first language, listening proficiency and their performance on paired speaking tests
Authors:
Jaiyote, Suwimol
Abstract:
This thesis presents a study of the relationship between test-takers’ first language, listening proficiency and their performance on paired speaking tests. Forty participants from two different L1 backgrounds (20 Urdu and 20 Thai) participated in the study. They took two paired speaking tests: one with a shared L1 partner, and one with a non-shared L1 partner, as well as a listening test and a monologic speaking test to measure their listening ability and individual speaking ability. After each paired speaking test, the participants were also interviewed about their test-taking experience. All speaking tests and interviews were video recorded and transcribed. Raters awarded test-takers analytical speaking test scores (grammar and vocabulary, discourse management, pronunciation and interactive communication) and provided comments to justify their scores. Raters also participated in a stimulated recall session. The mixed-methods approach was utilised in analysing and triangulating different data sources. The data analysed in this study included listening and speaking test scores, raters’ perceptions of the test-takers’ speaking performance gathered from stimulated recalls and test-takers’ stimulated recall interviews, as well as the interactional discourse data in the paired speaking formats. The combination of quantitative analysis, Conversation Analysis (CA) and thematic analysis informed the relationship between test-takers’ listening proficiency, their L1 and their paired speaking performance.
Citation:
Jaiyote, S.(2016) 'The relationship between test-takers’ first language, listening proficiency and their performance on paired speaking tests'. PhD Thesis. University of Bedfordshire.
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Issue Date:
Sep-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622101
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Description:
“A thesis submitted to the University of Bedfordshire, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy”.
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorJaiyote, Suwimolen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-22T10:25:02Z-
dc.date.available2017-05-22T10:25:02Z-
dc.date.issued2016-09-
dc.identifier.citationJaiyote, S.(2016) 'The relationship between test-takers’ first language, listening proficiency and their performance on paired speaking tests'. PhD Thesis. University of Bedfordshire.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622101-
dc.description“A thesis submitted to the University of Bedfordshire, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy”.en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents a study of the relationship between test-takers’ first language, listening proficiency and their performance on paired speaking tests. Forty participants from two different L1 backgrounds (20 Urdu and 20 Thai) participated in the study. They took two paired speaking tests: one with a shared L1 partner, and one with a non-shared L1 partner, as well as a listening test and a monologic speaking test to measure their listening ability and individual speaking ability. After each paired speaking test, the participants were also interviewed about their test-taking experience. All speaking tests and interviews were video recorded and transcribed. Raters awarded test-takers analytical speaking test scores (grammar and vocabulary, discourse management, pronunciation and interactive communication) and provided comments to justify their scores. Raters also participated in a stimulated recall session. The mixed-methods approach was utilised in analysing and triangulating different data sources. The data analysed in this study included listening and speaking test scores, raters’ perceptions of the test-takers’ speaking performance gathered from stimulated recalls and test-takers’ stimulated recall interviews, as well as the interactional discourse data in the paired speaking formats. The combination of quantitative analysis, Conversation Analysis (CA) and thematic analysis informed the relationship between test-takers’ listening proficiency, their L1 and their paired speaking performance.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectQ310 English Languageen
dc.subjectfirst languageen
dc.subjectmonologic speaking testen
dc.subjectlistening abilityen
dc.subjectindividual speaking abilityen
dc.subjectconversation analysisen
dc.subjectlistening proficiencyen
dc.subjectdiscourse managementen
dc.subjectaccentednessen
dc.subjectcrosslinguistic influenceen
dc.subjectdiscourse representationen
dc.titleThe relationship between test-takers’ first language, listening proficiency and their performance on paired speaking testsen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen_GB
dc.type.qualificationlevelPhDen
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Bedfordshireen
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