GIMÉNEZ FLORENCIA
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Título:
INFORMATION STRUCTURE IN UNIVERSITY LECTURES IN ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IN ARGENTINA
Lugar:
Flagstaff
Reunión:
Congreso; PSLLT 2019; 2019
Institución organizadora:
Northern Arizona University
Resumen:
University lectures have long been the focus of research due to their paradigmatic importance as the main channels of instruction at this educational level. In the context of this study, the teacher and translator training courses at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina, English is the medium of instruction. Although this is very convenient for students, it poses a great challenge on professors, L1 Spanish speakers, who need to be linguistically competent so as to provide students with a good model in the foreign language and to assist learners to meet the challenge of comprehension. This expertise also comprises the level of phonology, a widely acknowledged meaning-making devise. The aim of this paper is to present a phonological analysis that revolves around the structure of information in discourse of two extracts of teaching presentations delivered in English by Spanish-speaking lecturers judged efficient by Spanish-speaking university students of English. The results are matched against characterizations of the Spanish and the English prominence and tone systems and are discussed in the light of previous research.