The present study investigates the role lexical access plays in the oral fluency of intermediate second language (L2) learners. In order to do this, I utilized a picture-naming task (PNT) in the target language to assess lexical access and generated spontaneous L2 speech through two narration tasks to assess oral fluency. The response times from the PNT were correlated with the two fluency measures analyzed from the narration tasks, the frequency of filled pauses and the overall rate of speech.
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- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2017Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 40-41)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Spanish