Conversations Basic 3
Each conversation is accompanied by an analysis to give a quick evaluative summation of the students’ performance along with a recommendation of how the students could do better. Various patterns of fluency and dysfluency might be cited if the issue is relevant to the video / transcript.
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This discussion is marked by a rather high level of cross-talk pausing 28.6, and a high level of silence 120.8 seconds / 19.1% which is too high. Minimal responses are evident with both participants. Yuki did, however, when he did speak, have a high speaking rate (155.3) as compared to Nozomi’s 55.5, but this speaking rate has relatively little meaning due to the frequency of the minimal responses. Again as seen in other discussions, Yuki dominated the interaction with 482 words compared to Nozomi’s 149
This discussion between Yuki and Nanami shows, again, the tendency for males to dominate gendered discussions. Yuki’s speaking rate is 100.9 while Nanami’s is 49.3; likewise, Yuki’s number of words is 462 while Nanami’s is 285.While the amount of silence is low 6.6%, Nanami has 39.9 seconds compared to Yuki’s 0 seconds. Lexical and syntactic dysfluency is average, though Yuki does have a high level of repetition with him repeating “yes” too often. I would recommend that women take some time to see how they can be better engaged and proactive in such discussions.
This discussion between Yuki and Hikaru reflects a high speaking rate, with a low percentage of silence (5.6%) and little lexical and syntactic analysis, though there is a high level of repetition with Yuki. Mean length runs are rather short, 6.2 and 7.7. and the number of words is about low (281) to average (369). The conversation is spirited and the men are engaged. I would recommend that both men take more time to explain and to provide more background when telling a story or explaining a preference.
This discussion is notable insofar that there is an extremely high level of silence, particularly with cross-talk pausing, 125.3 seconds, and overall there was a 184.6 seconds or 29.9%. This reflects that the two women were somewhat ill-at-ease in finding common ground, though, again, this may not be apparent from just watching the video. Minimal responses are extremely common throughout this discussion, and MLRs are very short as well, 5.7 for Nanami and 5.6 for Nozomi. The number of words is on the low-side, around 253 and 223.
Speaking rates for both participants are moderately average 81.4 for Nanami and 92.2. Cross-talk pausing is rather low, at 6.9 seconds, and the overall percentage of silence is 10.4% Again, as males tend to dominate discussions, Hikaru has 452 words compared to 187. Also, in regard to MLRs Hikaru has 9.5 syllables compared to Nanami’s 4.6 syllables though Hikaru has a higher rate of meaningless syllables 29 compared to Nanami’s 10. The conversation is fluid but there is some awkward moments to it.
From this discussion, we can see the usual trend of males out-talking females to be confirmed, with Hikaru talking 521 words to Nozomi’s 108. Syntactic dysfluency is rather limited, with just 12 repeated words for Hikaru, but what is notable is the MLRs, Nozomi had 3.2 (low) compared to Hikaru’s 11.9 (rather high). Nozomi’s speech is marked with many minimal responses, so she could improve her fluency by providing longer replies, more descriptions, and a few stories to fill out her production. Cross-talk pausing is 15.5, but both participants seemed to enjoy talking with each other.