Takaki and Yuki

Session 4 : Male 1 to Female 1

Statistics

Statistics M1

Speaking Rate

A: 94.7   B: 91.2

Number of Words:

586

Articulation Rate:

1.5

Speaking Time:

511.4 seconds

Mean Length Runs:

11.5 (808 syllables)

Statistics F1

Speaking Rate

A: 121.7   B: 106.2

Number of Words:

442

Articulation Rate:

2.0

Speaking Time:

305.6 seconds

Mean Length Runs:

8.7 (620 syllables)

Statistics Shared

Silence Total: 20 secs.

Percentage: 2.3%

Total Speaking Time:

837 secs

Cross-Talk Pausing:

0.0 sec.

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Transcript

F1: school and I live with foreigner um: (.) she is she comes from Rumania.M1: Romania?

F1: Yes yes so I usually talk with her in English. So uh↑: these days I: have many↑ chance to talk English.

M1: That’s nice↓ is she (.) same class with (you)↓  ?

F1: Ah↑: no no she: she is older than me by ten (.) ten years old uh.

M1: Is she master student?

F1: Yes yes ah↑ doctor

M1: Doctor (.) Oh:

F1: So she is very smart and many advice (.) give me.

M1: That’s nice↓.

F1: Like my sister.

M1: heh heh (Are) your sister older sister?

F1: Ah, no no no no. I have uh one brother↓ .

M1: (Japanese: naruhodo) I see

F1: So let’s talk this topic. Yes↓ Yes↓

M1: Share our information about classes (.) classes.

F1: My classes is many (Japanese: nandarou) my major course is architect so: many house modeling to make and present my idea in my class so today I have one presentation.

M1: Really?

F1: In my design hometown uhm↑ home-

M1: home model?

F1: yes yes yes

M1: Is it using like (.) sitiren box?

F1: yes yes yes little

M1: cut the bowl

F1: yes yes yes very↑ hard↑ uhm:

M1: And making power point presentation?

F1: Ah no no no just paper. (2.8) how about you?

M1: My class is my course is control engineering course. Mechanical  department has a three course. Space and mechanical and control. Control is really separated in other two course. I should study mechanical and electric and control engineering so it’s very wide field difficult heh so I’m transfer student.

F1:yes yes yes

M1: I should take many classes like second second year student class third year student class so if↑ I lost the class, I should stay same year.

F1: Ah↑: Now you main class is third-  grade

M1: Third grade but (.) I should second grade class.

F1: First?

M1: Yes

F1: Very busy now?

M1: Pretty busy↑ but I don’t have to take (3.4) experiments.

F1: Ah;↑ Eh: ↑ heh heh

M1: Because when I when I when I was kousen student, I already have (.) experiment unit. So I don’t have to take it.

F1: So you don’t have to study mathematics?

M1: Yes mathematics and now I don’t have English class. So it’s (.) it’s good but↑ it’s not good for improve English skills.

F1: Yes yes so ja- technical class.

M1: Yes.

F1: Eh: ↑ uh: very busy.

M1: I don’t know it’s good.

F1: Un ja- hobby do you have any hobby?

M1: Ah I when I came here, I started one hobby.

F1: What?

M1: That is cooking.

F1: Oh you live in alone?

M1: Yes↑ I live in alone so I should cooking every day so that’s my hobby.

F1: Yesterday↑ did you have-

M1: I maked some um I pushed I fried vegetables and-

F1: Fried?

M1: Meat yes I don’t that’s dish’s name heh heh but using sauce of yakiniku do you know?

F1: Ah: ↑

M1: Very convenience↑ heh heh

F1: Heh heh Yes Yes Yes I often use↓.

M1: Yes my hobby is cooking.

F1: Oh: ↓

M1: How about you?

F1: Mmm my hobby is playing sport when I was  high school student , I played the handball yes and junior high school student (.) I: played basketball. But

M1: You’re ↓ sports girl. ↓ Heh heh

F1: Heh But now: ↑ I didn’t have I don’t have (2.8) ah I don’t belong to any-

M1: Circle?

F1: Yes but I basketball circle  often go but very rarely heh heh.

M1: Are you busy now?

F1: Ah um: the presentation and make model is (.) very-

M1: If you have a time do you want to play.

F1: Yes  yes yes

M1: When I was kousen high school student, I did the kendo but now I lost the I don’t do kendo so I lost muscle and-

F1: How many years did you do?

M1: I started kendo when I was junior high school student so three eight years.

F1: In this school?

M1: Ah no in this Kyusyu kendo club is many, very strong for me (.) heh heh its difficult. If I do the kendo in Kyushu I will I will die.

F1: Heh heh No no no  heh heh

Male: Ok. Next ↓.

F1: Preference

Male: Preference.

F1: Hmm. Preference↑. Ah: ↑(maybe) I like I like eating now yes↑ oh-ho heh

M1: What’s kind of food do you like?

F1: Ah (2.3) curry rice heh heh  hamburger Ebi fry.

M1: How about sweets?

F1: Ah: ↑ Of course I like but hmm: ↑ I: ↑ cannot stop eating sweat often so↑ too much eat very dangerous. Heh heh

M1: Un my preference is (.) (sniffle) I like reading books.

F1: Oh oh oh

M1: Hmm now I often go to library when I was Kousen student I don’t like reading book (2.3) mmm when I came here I started reading un I become I like books. Recently I I read mmm (.) story about cat.

F1: Cat?

M1:  Un that’s there is many cat.

F1: Fantasy?

M1: Um It’s pretty complicated but (£). its story about (.) pet shop cat shop um and people rental rent cat from store three days about story about three days for example one old woman rent a cat and travel around Japan heh heh like that I can’t explain a lot.

F1: All three days(£)?

M1: All three days and the cats all of cats are very smart so (.) um I can’t explain that’s books name is Blanket Cat.

F1: Blanket cat ah I have one I want to read book mmm the name is Hibana. Do you know?

M1: Who wrote that?

F1: Matayoshi.

M1: ah↑ I want to read that’s hes comedian?

F1: yes yes

M1: Yeah recently I saw the book written by Matayoshi library yes.

F1: Ah↑: in my school↓.

M1: Yes Yes college I think you can read.

F1: Oh↑ thank you↓.

M1: Next↓ question.how are you both different

F1: Different↑ mmm: Different. (2.6) first man and woman heh heh

M1: Different age.

F1: Yes yes yes mmm

M1: Where↑ are you from?

F1: Ah: Fukuoka.

Male: Fukuoka City?

Female: Yes yes yes.

M1: I’m from Kyoto.

F1: Mmm↑ Do you have (.) brother or sister?

M1: I have a brother.

F1: Ah one brother.

M1. Ah Younger brother younger (brother). He is high school student now.

F1: Hmm: talk often talk with him?

M1: Hmm: yeah but recently I don’t talk.

F1: Ah: Me too my brother is Nagoya so I cannot see (.) in un-

M1: How old are your brother?

F1: My brother is twenty-four.

M1: Is he student?

F1: No. He was.

M1: Worker?

F1: He works.

M1: Un- (4.3) you have a one brother? I have one brother.

F1: Yes yes yes different↑ Hmm: ↑ different mmm do you have which do you like cat or dog?

M1: Ah I like cats do you know there is many cats?

F1: Ah:↑ yes yes yes↑

M1: I surprised that when I first came here oh there is many cats. ↓ How about you do you like? ↓

F1: Ah I like dog but I my home have one cat his name is Shibata very strange name but  my brother named Shibata.

M1: Why Why Shibata?

F1: No I don’t know he is in my room so my rooms name is Shibata’s room↑ my mother call Shibata Shibata no heya

M1: Am Do you want to buy a dogs in the future?

F1: Ah I want to but my but dog will be die before my I die so mmm.

M1: So you sad?

Comment

This conversation reveals again the tendency for males to dominate discussions, so Nishio does have more production 586 words compared to 442 for Yuki, who also has a high level of meaningless syllables for this discussion.  Both participants seemed to enjoy the discussion; they were engaged, and laughter is common, and there is no cross-talking pausing. The amount of silence is very limited, 2.3%. Yuki does have too many repetition, 36. MLRs are average for this level of proficiency, 11.5 and 8.7.

MLR Transcript

Male 1 Mean length runs

1. M1: Romania? = 4
2. M1: That’s nice↓ is she (.) same class with (you)↓? = 8
3. M1: Is she master student? = 6
4. M1: Doctor (.) Oh: = 3
5. M1: That’s nice↓.= 3
6. M1: heh heh (Are) your sister older sister? = 8
7. M1: (Japanese: naruhodo) I see = 2
8. M1: Share our information about classes (.) // classes. = 12
9. M1: Really? = 2
10. M1: home model? = 3
11. M1: Is it using like (.) sitiren box? = 9
12. M1: cut the bowl = 3
13. M1: And making power point presentation? = 10
14. M1: My class is my course is control engine//eering course. Mechanical department // has a three course. Space and mechanical // and control. Control is really sepa//rated in other two course. I should stu//dy mechanical and electric and // control engineering so it’s very // wide field difficult heh so I’m transfer stu//dent. = 81
15. M1: I should take many classes like second // second year student class third year student // class so if↑ I lost the class, I should stay // same year. = 32
16. M1: Third grade but (.) I should second grade class. = 8
17. M1: Yes = 1
18. M1: Pretty busy↑ but I don’t have to take (3.4) = 10
19. (Male1): experiments. = 4
20. M1: Because when I when I when I was kou//sen student, I already have (.) experiment // unit. So I don’t have to take it. = 29
21. M1: Yes mathematics and now I don’t have // English class. So it’s (.) it’s good but↑ it’s not // good for improve English skills. = 27
22. M1: Yes. = 1
23. M1: I don’t know it’s good. = 5
24. M1: Ah I when I came here, I started one // hobby. = 12
25. M1: That is cooking. = 4
26. M1: Yes↑ I live in alone so I should cook//ing every day so that’s my hobby. = 19
27. M1: I maked some um I pushed I fried veget//ables and- = 12
28. M1: Meat yes I don’t that’s dish’s name heh heh but // using sauce of yakiniku do you // know? = 21
29. M1: Very convenience↑ heh heh = 5
30. M1: Yes my hobby is cooking. = 7
31. M1: How about you? = 4
32. M1: You’re ↓ sports girl. ↓ Heh heh = 3
33. M1: Circle? = 2
34. M1: Are you busy now? = 5
35. M1: If you have a time do you want to play. = 10
36. M1: When I was kousen high school student, I // did the kendo but now I lost the I // don’t do kendo so I lost muscle and-// = 30
37. M1: I started kendo when I was junior // high school student so three eight years. = 19
38. M1: Ah no in this Kyusyu kendo club is // many, very strong for me (.) heh heh its diffi//cult. If I do the kendo in Kyushu // I will I will die. = 35
39. M1: Ok. Next ↓. = 3
40. Male: Preference. = 3
41. M1: What’s kind of food do you like? = 7
42. M1: How about sweets? = 5
43. M1: Un my preference is (.) (sniffle) I like reading books. = 10
44. M1: Hmm now I often go to library // when I was Kousen student I don’t like // reading book (2.3) = 23
45. (M1): mmm when I came here I started reading // un I become I like books. Recent//ly I I read mmm (.) story about cat.// = 30
46. M1: Un that’s there is many cat. = 7
47. M1: Um It’s pretty complicated but (£). its story about (.) pet shop cat shop um and peo//ple rental rent cat from store three days // about story about three days for ex//ample one old woman rent a cat and // travel around Japan heh heh like that I can’t // explain a lot. = 55
48. M1: All three days and the cats all of cats are // very smart so (.) um I can’t explain that’s // books name is Blanket Cat. = 26
49. M1: Who wrote that? = 3
50. M1: ah↑ I want to read that’s hes comedi//an? = 11
51. M1: Yeah recently I saw the book written // by Matayoshi library yes. = 18
52. M1: Yes Yes college I think you can read. = 9
53. M1: Next↓ question. How are you both different = 10
54. M1: Different age. = 4
55. M1: Where↑ are you from? = 4
56. Male: Fukuoka City? = 6
57. M1: I’m from Kyoto. = 5
58. M1: I have a brother. = 5
59. M1. Ah Younger brother younger (brother). He // is high school student now. = 16
60. M1: Hmm: yeah but recently I don’t talk. = 9
61. M1: How old are your brother? = 6
62. M1: Is he student? = 4
63. M1: Worker? = 2
64. M1: Un (4.3) = 1
65. (Male1) you have a one brother? I have one bro//ther. = 11
66. M1: Ah I like cats do you know there is ma//ny cats? = 12
67. M1: I surprised that when I first came here oh // there is many cats. ↓ How about you // do you like? ↓= 23
68. M1: Why Why Shibata? = 5
69. M1: Am Do you want to buy a dogs in // the future? = 13
70. M1: So you sad? = 3

Female 1 Mean Length Runs

1.F1: school and I live with foreigner um: (.) she // is she comes from Rumania. = 18
2. F1: Yes yes so I usually talk with her // in English. So uh↑: these days I: have ma//ny↑ chance to talk English. = 26
3. F1: Ah↑: no no she: she is older than me // by ten (.) ten years old uh. = 15
4. F1: Yes yes ah↑ doctor = 5
5. F1: So she is very smart and many ad//vice (.) give me. = 13
6. F1: Like my sister. = 4
7. F1: Ah, no no no no. I have uh one bro//ther↓ .= 11
8. F1: So let’s talk this topic. Yes↓ Yes↓ = 8
9. F1: My classes is many (Japanese: nandarou) my major course // is architect so: many house mode//ling to make and present my idea in // my class so today I have one presen//tation. = 42
10. F1: In my design hometown uhm↑ home- = 8
11. F1: yes yes yes = 3
12. F1: yes yes yes little = 5
13. F1: yes yes yes very↑ hard↑ uhm: = 7
14. F1: Ah no no no just paper. (2.8) = 7
15. (F1) how about you? = 4
16. F1:yes yes yes = 3
17. F1: Ah↑: Now you main class is third-grade = 8
18. F1: First? = 1
19. F1: Very busy now? = 5
20. F1: Ah;↑ Eh: ↑ heh heh = 2
21. F1: So you don’t have to study mathema//tics? = 11
22. F1: Yes yes so ja- technical class. = 8
23. F1: Eh: ↑ uh: very busy. = 6
24. F1: Un ja- hobby do you have any hob//by? = 11
25. F1: What? = 1
26. F1: Oh you live in alone? = 6
27. F1: Yesterday↑ did you have- = 6
28. F1: Fried? = 1
29. F1: Ah: ↑ = 1
30. F1: Heh heh Yes Yes Yes I often use↓. = 7
31. F1: Oh: ↓ = 1
32. F1: Mmm my hobby is playing sport when I was // high school student , I played the handball yes // and junior high school student (.) I: played // basketball. But = 34
33. F1: Heh But now: ↑ I didn’t have I don’t have (2.8) = 9
34. (F1) ah I don’t belong to any- = 8
35. F1: Yes but I basketball circle often // go but very rarely heh heh. = 16
36. F1: Ah um: the presentation and make mo//del is (.) very- = 14
37. F1: Yes yes yes = 3
38. F1: How many years did you do? = 6
39. F1: In this school? = 3
40. F1: Heh heh No no no heh heh = 3
41. F1: Preference = 3
42. F1: Hmm. Preference↑. Ah: ↑(maybe) I like I // like eating now yes↑ oh-ho heh = 17
43. F1: Ah (2.3) = 1
44. (F1) curry rice heh heh hamburger Ebi fry. = 9
45. F1: Ah: ↑ Of course I like but hmm: ↑ I: ↑ cannot // stop eating sweat often so↑ too much eat // very dangerous. Heh heh = 25
46. F1: Oh oh oh = 3
47. F1: Cat? = 1
48. F1: Fantasy? = 3
49. F1: All three days(£)? = 3
50. F1: Blanket cat ah I have one I want to // read book mmm the name is Hibana. Do // you know? = 22
51. F1: Matayoshi. = 4
52. F1: yes yes = 2
53. F1: Ah↑: in my school↓. = 4
54. F1: Oh↑ thank you↓. = 3
55. F1: Different↑ mmm: Different. (2.6) = 5
56. (F1): first man and woman heh heh = 5
57. F1: Yes yes yes mmm = 4
58. F1: Ah: Fukuoka. = 5
59. Female: Yes yes yes. = 3
60. F1: Mmm↑ Do you have (.) brother or sister? = 9
61. F1: Ah one brother. = 4
62. F1: Hmm: talk often talk with him? = 6
63. F1: Ah: Me too my brother is Nagoya // so I cannot see (.) in un- = 17
64. F1: My brother is twenty-four. = 7
65. F1: No. He was. = 3
66. F1: He works. = 2
67. F1: Yes yes yes different↑ Hmm: ↑ different // mmm do you have which do you like cat or // dog? = 21
68. F1: Ah:↑ yes yes yes↑ = 4
69. F1: Ah I like dog but I my home have one // cat his name is Shibata very strange // name but my brother named Shibata. = 29
70. F1: No I don’t know he is in my room so // my rooms name is Shibata’s room↑ my mo//ther call Shibata Shibata (Japanese: no heya) = 29
71. F1: Ah I want to but my but dog will be // die before my I die so mmm. = 18

Transcript

F1: school and I live with foreigner um: (.) she is she comes from Rumania.M1: Romania?

F1: Yes yes so I usually talk with her in English. So uh↑: these days I: have many↑ chance to talk English.

M1: That’s nice↓ is she (.) same class with (you)↓  ?

F1: Ah↑: no no she: she is older than me by ten (.) ten years old uh.

M1: Is she master student?

F1: Yes yes ah↑ doctor

M1: Doctor (.) Oh:

F1: So she is very smart and many advice (.) give me.

M1: That’s nice↓.

F1: Like my sister.

M1: heh heh (Are) your sister older sister?

F1: Ah, no no no no. I have uh one brother↓ .

M1: (Japanese: naruhodo) I see

F1: So let’s talk this topic. Yes↓ Yes↓

M1: Share our information about classes (.) classes.

F1: My classes is many (Japanese: nandarou) my major course is architect so: many house modeling to make and present my idea in my class so today I have one presentation.

M1: Really?

F1: In my design hometown uhm↑ home-

M1: home model?

F1: yes yes yes

M1: Is it using like (.) sitiren box?

F1: yes yes yes little

M1: cut the bowl

F1: yes yes yes very↑ hard↑ uhm:

M1: And making power point presentation?

F1: Ah no no no just paper. (2.8) how about you?

M1: My class is my course is control engineering course. Mechanical  department has a three course. Space and mechanical and control. Control is really separated in other two course. I should study mechanical and electric and control engineering so it’s very wide field difficult heh so I’m transfer student.

F1:yes yes yes

M1: I should take many classes like second second year student class third year student class so if↑ I lost the class, I should stay same year.

F1: Ah↑: Now you main class is third-  grade

M1: Third grade but (.) I should second grade class.

F1: First?

M1: Yes

F1: Very busy now?

M1: Pretty busy↑ but I don’t have to take (3.4) experiments.

F1: Ah;↑ Eh: ↑ heh heh

M1: Because when I when I when I was kousen student, I already have (.) experiment unit. So I don’t have to take it.

F1: So you don’t have to study mathematics?

M1: Yes mathematics and now I don’t have English class. So it’s (.) it’s good but↑ it’s not good for improve English skills.

F1: Yes yes so ja- technical class.

M1: Yes.

F1: Eh: ↑ uh: very busy.

M1: I don’t know it’s good.

F1: Un ja- hobby do you have any hobby?

M1: Ah I when I came here, I started one hobby.

F1: What?

M1: That is cooking.

F1: Oh you live in alone?

M1: Yes↑ I live in alone so I should cooking every day so that’s my hobby.

F1: Yesterday↑ did you have-

M1: I maked some um I pushed I fried vegetables and-

F1: Fried?

M1: Meat yes I don’t that’s dish’s name heh heh but using sauce of yakiniku do you know?

F1: Ah: ↑

M1: Very convenience↑ heh heh

F1: Heh heh Yes Yes Yes I often use↓.

M1: Yes my hobby is cooking.

F1: Oh: ↓

M1: How about you?

F1: Mmm my hobby is playing sport when I was  high school student , I played the handball yes and junior high school student (.) I: played basketball. But

M1: You’re ↓ sports girl. ↓ Heh heh

F1: Heh But now: ↑ I didn’t have I don’t have (2.8) ah I don’t belong to any-

M1: Circle?

F1: Yes but I basketball circle  often go but very rarely heh heh.

M1: Are you busy now?

F1: Ah um: the presentation and make model is (.) very-

M1: If you have a time do you want to play.

F1: Yes  yes yes

M1: When I was kousen high school student, I did the kendo but now I lost the I don’t do kendo so I lost muscle and-

F1: How many years did you do?

M1: I started kendo when I was junior high school student so three eight years.

F1: In this school?

M1: Ah no in this Kyusyu kendo club is many, very strong for me (.) heh heh its difficult. If I do the kendo in Kyushu I will I will die.

F1: Heh heh No no no  heh heh

Male: Ok. Next ↓.

F1: Preference

Male: Preference.

F1: Hmm. Preference↑. Ah: ↑(maybe) I like I like eating now yes↑ oh-ho heh

M1: What’s kind of food do you like?

F1: Ah (2.3) curry rice heh heh  hamburger Ebi fry.

M1: How about sweets?

F1: Ah: ↑ Of course I like but hmm: ↑ I: ↑ cannot stop eating sweat often so↑ too much eat very dangerous. Heh heh

M1: Un my preference is (.) (sniffle) I like reading books.

F1: Oh oh oh

M1: Hmm now I often go to library when I was Kousen student I don’t like reading book (2.3) mmm when I came here I started reading un I become I like books. Recently I I read mmm (.) story about cat.

F1: Cat?

M1:  Un that’s there is many cat.

F1: Fantasy?

M1: Um It’s pretty complicated but (£). its story about (.) pet shop cat shop um and people rental rent cat from store three days about story about three days for example one old woman rent a cat and travel around Japan heh heh like that I can’t explain a lot.

F1: All three days(£)?

M1: All three days and the cats all of cats are very smart so (.) um I can’t explain that’s books name is Blanket Cat.

F1: Blanket cat ah I have one I want to read book mmm the name is Hibana. Do you know?

M1: Who wrote that?

F1: Matayoshi.

M1: ah↑ I want to read that’s hes comedian?

F1: yes yes

M1: Yeah recently I saw the book written by Matayoshi library yes.

F1: Ah↑: in my school↓.

M1: Yes Yes college I think you can read.

F1: Oh↑ thank you↓.

M1: Next↓ question.how are you both different

F1: Different↑ mmm: Different. (2.6) first man and woman heh heh

M1: Different age.

F1: Yes yes yes mmm

M1: Where↑ are you from?

F1: Ah: Fukuoka.

Male: Fukuoka City?

Female: Yes yes yes.

M1: I’m from Kyoto.

F1: Mmm↑ Do you have (.) brother or sister?

M1: I have a brother.

F1: Ah one brother.

M1. Ah Younger brother younger (brother). He is high school student now.

F1: Hmm: talk often talk with him?

M1: Hmm: yeah but recently I don’t talk.

F1: Ah: Me too my brother is Nagoya so I cannot see (.) in un-

M1: How old are your brother?

F1: My brother is twenty-four.

M1: Is he student?

F1: No. He was.

M1: Worker?

F1: He works.

M1: Un- (4.3) you have a one brother? I have one brother.

F1: Yes yes yes different↑ Hmm: ↑ different mmm do you have which do you like cat or dog?

M1: Ah I like cats do you know there is many cats?

F1: Ah:↑ yes yes yes↑

M1: I surprised that when I first came here oh there is many cats. ↓ How about you do you like? ↓

F1: Ah I like dog but I my home have one cat his name is Shibata very strange name but  my brother named Shibata.

M1: Why Why Shibata?

F1: No I don’t know he is in my room so my rooms name is Shibata’s room↑ my mother call Shibata Shibata no heya

M1: Am Do you want to buy a dogs in the future?

F1: Ah I want to but my but dog will be die before my I die so mmm.

M1: So you sad?

Statistics M1

Speaking Rate

A: 94.7   B: 91.2

Number of Words:

586

Articulation Rate:

1.5

Speaking Time:

511.4 seconds

Mean Length Runs:

11.5 (808 syllables)

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Statistics F1

Speaking Rate

A: 121.7   B: 106.2

Number of Words:

442

Articulation Rate:

2.0

Speaking Time:

305.6 seconds

Mean Length Runs:

8.7 (620 syllables)

Statistics Shared

Silence Total: 20 secs.

Percentage: 2.3%

Total Speaking Time:

837 secs

Cross-Talk Pausing:

0.0 sec.

Comment

This conversation reveals again the tendency for males to dominate discussions, so Nishio does have more production 586 words compared to 442 for Yuki, who also has a high level of meaningless syllables for this discussion.  Both participants seemed to enjoy the discussion; they were engaged, and laughter is common, and there is no cross-talking pausing. The amount of silence is very limited, 2.3%. Yuki does have too many repetition, 36. MLRs are average for this level of proficiency, 11.5 and 8.7.

MLR Transcript

Male 1 Mean length runs

1. M1: Romania? = 4
2. M1: That’s nice↓ is she (.) same class with (you)↓? = 8
3. M1: Is she master student? = 6
4. M1: Doctor (.) Oh: = 3
5. M1: That’s nice↓.= 3
6. M1: heh heh (Are) your sister older sister? = 8
7. M1: (Japanese: naruhodo) I see = 2
8. M1: Share our information about classes (.) // classes. = 12
9. M1: Really? = 2
10. M1: home model? = 3
11. M1: Is it using like (.) sitiren box? = 9
12. M1: cut the bowl = 3
13. M1: And making power point presentation? = 10
14. M1: My class is my course is control engine//eering course. Mechanical department // has a three course. Space and mechanical // and control. Control is really sepa//rated in other two course. I should stu//dy mechanical and electric and // control engineering so it’s very // wide field difficult heh so I’m transfer stu//dent. = 81
15. M1: I should take many classes like second // second year student class third year student // class so if↑ I lost the class, I should stay // same year. = 32
16. M1: Third grade but (.) I should second grade class. = 8
17. M1: Yes = 1
18. M1: Pretty busy↑ but I don’t have to take (3.4) = 10
19. (Male1): experiments. = 4
20. M1: Because when I when I when I was kou//sen student, I already have (.) experiment // unit. So I don’t have to take it. = 29
21. M1: Yes mathematics and now I don’t have // English class. So it’s (.) it’s good but↑ it’s not // good for improve English skills. = 27
22. M1: Yes. = 1
23. M1: I don’t know it’s good. = 5
24. M1: Ah I when I came here, I started one // hobby. = 12
25. M1: That is cooking. = 4
26. M1: Yes↑ I live in alone so I should cook//ing every day so that’s my hobby. = 19
27. M1: I maked some um I pushed I fried veget//ables and- = 12
28. M1: Meat yes I don’t that’s dish’s name heh heh but // using sauce of yakiniku do you // know? = 21
29. M1: Very convenience↑ heh heh = 5
30. M1: Yes my hobby is cooking. = 7
31. M1: How about you? = 4
32. M1: You’re ↓ sports girl. ↓ Heh heh = 3
33. M1: Circle? = 2
34. M1: Are you busy now? = 5
35. M1: If you have a time do you want to play. = 10
36. M1: When I was kousen high school student, I // did the kendo but now I lost the I // don’t do kendo so I lost muscle and-// = 30
37. M1: I started kendo when I was junior // high school student so three eight years. = 19
38. M1: Ah no in this Kyusyu kendo club is // many, very strong for me (.) heh heh its diffi//cult. If I do the kendo in Kyushu // I will I will die. = 35
39. M1: Ok. Next ↓. = 3
40. Male: Preference. = 3
41. M1: What’s kind of food do you like? = 7
42. M1: How about sweets? = 5
43. M1: Un my preference is (.) (sniffle) I like reading books. = 10
44. M1: Hmm now I often go to library // when I was Kousen student I don’t like // reading book (2.3) = 23
45. (M1): mmm when I came here I started reading // un I become I like books. Recent//ly I I read mmm (.) story about cat.// = 30
46. M1: Un that’s there is many cat. = 7
47. M1: Um It’s pretty complicated but (£). its story about (.) pet shop cat shop um and peo//ple rental rent cat from store three days // about story about three days for ex//ample one old woman rent a cat and // travel around Japan heh heh like that I can’t // explain a lot. = 55
48. M1: All three days and the cats all of cats are // very smart so (.) um I can’t explain that’s // books name is Blanket Cat. = 26
49. M1: Who wrote that? = 3
50. M1: ah↑ I want to read that’s hes comedi//an? = 11
51. M1: Yeah recently I saw the book written // by Matayoshi library yes. = 18
52. M1: Yes Yes college I think you can read. = 9
53. M1: Next↓ question. How are you both different = 10
54. M1: Different age. = 4
55. M1: Where↑ are you from? = 4
56. Male: Fukuoka City? = 6
57. M1: I’m from Kyoto. = 5
58. M1: I have a brother. = 5
59. M1. Ah Younger brother younger (brother). He // is high school student now. = 16
60. M1: Hmm: yeah but recently I don’t talk. = 9
61. M1: How old are your brother? = 6
62. M1: Is he student? = 4
63. M1: Worker? = 2
64. M1: Un (4.3) = 1
65. (Male1) you have a one brother? I have one bro//ther. = 11
66. M1: Ah I like cats do you know there is ma//ny cats? = 12
67. M1: I surprised that when I first came here oh // there is many cats. ↓ How about you // do you like? ↓= 23
68. M1: Why Why Shibata? = 5
69. M1: Am Do you want to buy a dogs in // the future? = 13
70. M1: So you sad? = 3

Female 1 Mean Length Runs

1.F1: school and I live with foreigner um: (.) she // is she comes from Rumania. = 18
2. F1: Yes yes so I usually talk with her // in English. So uh↑: these days I: have ma//ny↑ chance to talk English. = 26
3. F1: Ah↑: no no she: she is older than me // by ten (.) ten years old uh. = 15
4. F1: Yes yes ah↑ doctor = 5
5. F1: So she is very smart and many ad//vice (.) give me. = 13
6. F1: Like my sister. = 4
7. F1: Ah, no no no no. I have uh one bro//ther↓ .= 11
8. F1: So let’s talk this topic. Yes↓ Yes↓ = 8
9. F1: My classes is many (Japanese: nandarou) my major course // is architect so: many house mode//ling to make and present my idea in // my class so today I have one presen//tation. = 42
10. F1: In my design hometown uhm↑ home- = 8
11. F1: yes yes yes = 3
12. F1: yes yes yes little = 5
13. F1: yes yes yes very↑ hard↑ uhm: = 7
14. F1: Ah no no no just paper. (2.8) = 7
15. (F1) how about you? = 4
16. F1:yes yes yes = 3
17. F1: Ah↑: Now you main class is third-grade = 8
18. F1: First? = 1
19. F1: Very busy now? = 5
20. F1: Ah;↑ Eh: ↑ heh heh = 2
21. F1: So you don’t have to study mathema//tics? = 11
22. F1: Yes yes so ja- technical class. = 8
23. F1: Eh: ↑ uh: very busy. = 6
24. F1: Un ja- hobby do you have any hob//by? = 11
25. F1: What? = 1
26. F1: Oh you live in alone? = 6
27. F1: Yesterday↑ did you have- = 6
28. F1: Fried? = 1
29. F1: Ah: ↑ = 1
30. F1: Heh heh Yes Yes Yes I often use↓. = 7
31. F1: Oh: ↓ = 1
32. F1: Mmm my hobby is playing sport when I was // high school student , I played the handball yes // and junior high school student (.) I: played // basketball. But = 34
33. F1: Heh But now: ↑ I didn’t have I don’t have (2.8) = 9
34. (F1) ah I don’t belong to any- = 8
35. F1: Yes but I basketball circle often // go but very rarely heh heh. = 16
36. F1: Ah um: the presentation and make mo//del is (.) very- = 14
37. F1: Yes yes yes = 3
38. F1: How many years did you do? = 6
39. F1: In this school? = 3
40. F1: Heh heh No no no heh heh = 3
41. F1: Preference = 3
42. F1: Hmm. Preference↑. Ah: ↑(maybe) I like I // like eating now yes↑ oh-ho heh = 17
43. F1: Ah (2.3) = 1
44. (F1) curry rice heh heh hamburger Ebi fry. = 9
45. F1: Ah: ↑ Of course I like but hmm: ↑ I: ↑ cannot // stop eating sweat often so↑ too much eat // very dangerous. Heh heh = 25
46. F1: Oh oh oh = 3
47. F1: Cat? = 1
48. F1: Fantasy? = 3
49. F1: All three days(£)? = 3
50. F1: Blanket cat ah I have one I want to // read book mmm the name is Hibana. Do // you know? = 22
51. F1: Matayoshi. = 4
52. F1: yes yes = 2
53. F1: Ah↑: in my school↓. = 4
54. F1: Oh↑ thank you↓. = 3
55. F1: Different↑ mmm: Different. (2.6) = 5
56. (F1): first man and woman heh heh = 5
57. F1: Yes yes yes mmm = 4
58. F1: Ah: Fukuoka. = 5
59. Female: Yes yes yes. = 3
60. F1: Mmm↑ Do you have (.) brother or sister? = 9
61. F1: Ah one brother. = 4
62. F1: Hmm: talk often talk with him? = 6
63. F1: Ah: Me too my brother is Nagoya // so I cannot see (.) in un- = 17
64. F1: My brother is twenty-four. = 7
65. F1: No. He was. = 3
66. F1: He works. = 2
67. F1: Yes yes yes different↑ Hmm: ↑ different // mmm do you have which do you like cat or // dog? = 21
68. F1: Ah:↑ yes yes yes↑ = 4
69. F1: Ah I like dog but I my home have one // cat his name is Shibata very strange // name but my brother named Shibata. = 29
70. F1: No I don’t know he is in my room so // my rooms name is Shibata’s room↑ my mo//ther call Shibata Shibata (Japanese: no heya) = 29
71. F1: Ah I want to but my but dog will be // die before my I die so mmm. = 18

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