Examining gender-based variability in task-prompted, monologic L2 oral performance

Rahimpour, M. and Yaghoubi-Notash, M. (2007) Examining gender-based variability in task-prompted, monologic L2 oral performance. The Asian EFL Journal, 9 3: 156-179.

Author Rahimpour, M.
Yaghoubi-Notash, M.
Title Examining gender-based variability in task-prompted, monologic L2 oral performance
Journal name The Asian EFL Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1738-1460
Publication date 2007-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 9
Issue 3
Start page 156
End page 179
Total pages 24
Editor P. Robertson
Place of publication British Virgin Islands
Publisher Asian EFL Journal Press
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject C1
420102 English as a Second Language
751002 Languages and literacy
Abstract With an awakening of interest in gender, a wide array of potentials has emerged for research, theory and practice in SLA. The present study examined the monologic oral performance of 20 male vs. 20 female Iranian EFL learners on a participant -rated LCIT ( least culturally inhibiting topic) vs. a participant-rated MCIT ( most culturally inhibiting topic), addressed to a male vs. a female teacher. Performance was rated in terms of fluency, complexity, and accuracy. 2´2´2 Repeated Measure Mixed Factorial ANOVA revealed the following results: a) fluency varied significantly due to gender, and topic separately, b) complexity significantly varied due to topic, and c) accuracy demonstrated significant statistical difference regarding teacher gender, participant gender, and the interaction of the two. Topic also influenced variability, and finally the interaction of all the three variables, i.e. teacher gender, participant gender, and topic significantly influenced accuracy of participants’ speech. Implications of the study are discussed.
Keyword gender
task
variability
fluency
complexity
accuracy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Article 8

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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