Conversations Basic 6
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 same-sex male discussion went smoothly, with only 7.0 seconds of cross-talk pausing, but there was a total amount of 94.4 seconds of silence. Speaking rates are average 70.0 and 69.8. MLRs are also very average, 7.4 and 12.0 and both speakers had roughly the same amount of words, Daiki having 197 and Mao having 166.
Continuing the trend of male domination, we can see that Daiki’s MLRs are twice that of Ayaka’s 13.6 to 6.3, and even for speaking rate, Daiki has 91.3 compared to Ayaka’s 65.9; furthermore, Daiki has 393 words compared to Ayaka’s 189. Meaningless syllables are, as always, higher with males, so Daiki has 80 compared to Ayaka’s 24. Ayaka does talk longer and provide more content, and this is to be commended. Percentage of silence is normal, 9.8%. The conversation is more engaged and both participants are more motivated.
Nanami does seem to have too many minimal response, and she could have provided more descriptive answers, and have asked more questions. So, again we have Daiki having 388 words compared to her 189. Repetition is a bit high and is the same for both participants: 20 words. Percentage of silence is low, 3.1%. MLRs are average, but Nanami’s is a bit low, 7.1 compared to Daiki’s 11.6
The speaking rates for both participants are fairly average, 68.9 for Ayaka and 79.1 for Mao. Again, minimal responses are far too common with Ayaka, and often are just one word. Mao does have a high rate of repetition, 23 words compared to Ayaka 8, and the total amount of silence is 120.2 or 19.2%, which is too high and the cross talk pausing is a bit high, 23.1 seconds. Dsyfluency is minimal but so is the production, with Mao having 326 words, and Ayaka’s 169. MLRs are also a bit on the short side, with 6.2 words with Ayaka and Mao’s 8.2.
This discussion has both participants with an average speaking rate, 63.4. for Nanami and 89.2 for Mao. Cross talk pausing is limited to just 6.3 seconds, so it is evident that the participants were comfortable with each other. Again, Mao tended to be more productive with 327 words compared to Nanami’s 227. The percentage of silence is rather high though 19.5% or 117.5 seconds.
The discussion starts off lively, and both participants are engaged. Speaking rate is 109.1 for Ayaka and 114.6 for Nanami. However, MLRs are very short, 5.4 and 7.6 syllables though part of this is due to the high number of minimal responses, though the number of words is slightly higher than normal, 349 for Ayaka and 430 for Nanami. We do see a high rate of meaningless syllables for both participants, which is a bit unusual for female speakers.