Investigating the effectiveness of a signal-based approach in improving learners’ decoding of connected speech : the case study of second-year students, University of M’sila

Author

Laoubi, Muhammad

Source

Revue Sciences Humaines

Issue

Vol. 2019, Issue 51 (30 Jun. 2019), pp.119-134, 16 p.

Publisher

University of Mentouri

Publication Date

2019-06-30

Country of Publication

Algeria

No. of Pages

16

Main Topic

Educational Sciences
Languages

Topics

Abstract EN

This study examines the effectiveness of connected speech (CS) instruction in improving learners’ decoding of spoken English.

It follows the trend of a balanced listening session that focuses on both top-down and bottom-up modes.

It attempts to integrate CS instruction into the listening comprehension lessons following a diagnostic approach that uncovers CS features which may cause comprehension breakdown.

An experimental group (N= 19) received listening lessons with an extended post-listening phase to address the CS features diagnosed as problematic during listening.

A control group (N= 19) received similar lessons without specific focus on CS.

The pre-test results revealed that CS aspects pose serious obstacles in decoding and segmenting speech for the participants, with a possible negative interference from top-down processing.

The experimental group has shown a statistically significant improvement after the treatment.

A post-treatment interview revealed positive reactions to the instruction, and a reported relative improvement in listening comprehension.

Abstract FRE

Cette étude examine l'efficacité de l'enseignement du discours connecté (DC) dans l'amélioration du décodage des apprenants de l’anglais parlé.

Il suit la tendance d'une séance d'écoute équilibrée qui se concentre sur les modes descendants et ascendants.

Il tente d'intégrer l’enseignement du DC dans les leçons de compréhension orale à la suite d'une approche diagnostique.

Un groupe expérimental (N = 19) a reçu des leçons d'écoute avec une phase après-écoute prolongée pour traiter les problèmes relié aux caractéristiques du DC sources des problèmes lors de l’écoute.

Un groupe témoin (N= 19) a reçu des leçons similaires sans aucun apport théorique sur le DC.

Les résultats ont révélé que les aspects du DC constituent un obstacle sérieux au décodage, avec une éventuelle interférence négative du traitement descendent.

Le groupe expérimental a fait preuve d'une amélioration statistiquement significative après l’application de l’approche.

Une interview post-traitement a révélé des réactions positives vis-à-vis l’approche.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Laoubi, Muhammad. 2019. Investigating the effectiveness of a signal-based approach in improving learners’ decoding of connected speech : the case study of second-year students, University of M’sila. Revue Sciences Humaines،Vol. 2019, no. 51, pp.119-134.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-890736

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Laoubi, Muhammad. Investigating the effectiveness of a signal-based approach in improving learners’ decoding of connected speech : the case study of second-year students, University of M’sila. Revue Sciences Humaines No. 51 (Jun. 2019), pp.119-134.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-890736

American Medical Association (AMA)

Laoubi, Muhammad. Investigating the effectiveness of a signal-based approach in improving learners’ decoding of connected speech : the case study of second-year students, University of M’sila. Revue Sciences Humaines. 2019. Vol. 2019, no. 51, pp.119-134.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-890736

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 132-134

Record ID

BIM-890736