• ISSN 0169-7420
  • E-ISSN: 2213-4883
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Self-repair behaviour is a recurrent phenomenon in everyday language production. People are constantly monitoring what they are saying, or planning to say, which results in different forms of self-repair behaviour. Self-repair data are relevant for theories of speech production and language acquisition. Information about the way in which people control and correct their speech tells us something about the process of speech production and gives insight into the workings of the monitor. Studies of self-repairs produced by adult native speakers have provided evidence for the existence of both pre- and post-articulatory monitoring. In the field of language acquisition child self-repair research has shown a relationship between self-repair behaviour and age, which was reflected in a shift from simple repairs produced by very young children, to more complex repairs in the speech of older children.So far, most self-repair research has been carried out in the field of L1 production. L2 self-repair studies are still rather few, and while L1 research is firmly based in theory, most L2 studies are not. This may partially explain why existing models of speech production are based on L1 data only and do not account for bilingual speech. To fill this gap a large-scale research project has been started at the Interfaculty Research Unit for Language and Speech at the University of Nijmegen. This four-year project studies the L and L2 self-repair behaviour of Dutch learners of English at three different levels of L2 proficiency.


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