Comparing Interview and Written Elicitation Tasks in Native and Non-native Data: Do Speakers Do What We Think They Do?
Kimberly L. Geeslin and Aarnes Gudmestad
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This investigation examines variation across tasks of two sociolinguistically-variable structures: copula choice and mood choice. Native and non-native speakers of Spanish (N=20) completed two tasks: a sociolinguistic interview and a written contextualized task. The data were analyzed by comparing the frequency and the predictors of choice of the two variable structures across tasks for each group. Results show that variation influences the frequency of choice and the predictors of choice of both structures and that elicitation task is a greater source of variability than differences between native and non-native speakers.
Selected Proceedings of the 10th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium
edited by Joyce Bruhn de Garavito and Elena Valenzuela
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