The Impact of Intonational Changes on Male and Female Teenagers’ Inferencing and Listening Comprehension
International Journal of Language and Linguistics
Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015, Pages: 367-371
Received: Oct. 5, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 15, 2015; Published: Oct. 28, 2015
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Leila Barati, Islamic Azad University, Khorasgan, Department of Linguistics, Isfahan, Iran
Morteza Bakhtiarvand, Allameh Tabatabai University, Department of Educational Science and Psychology, Tehran, Iran
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According to Buck (2003), in the listening comprehension the input in the form of sounds and intonational clues often conveys additional information. This paper considers the impact of intotational (falling and rising) changes on children language acquisition and children's linguistic experiences as an important factor that assists in the emerging social and emotional development of the children’s inferencing. During the study two fiction and non-fiction passages were read to participants in experimental and control groups respectively and accordingly participants have different comprehension ability.
Intonation, Inferencing, Infants, Competence, Context
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Leila Barati, Morteza Bakhtiarvand, The Impact of Intonational Changes on Male and Female Teenagers’ Inferencing and Listening Comprehension, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 367-371. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.20150306.18
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