Constructed Dialogue in Task Construction: Interactional Sociolinguistic Applications for Computerized Speaking Task Design

9:10 - 9:40am

Clear Lake

Presented at: AAAL 2016

Assessing speaking via computer introduces numerous challenges but also provides unprecedented opportunities to elicit natural discourse. Using discourse analysis, this study explores how leveraging constructed dialogue in a narrative speaking task on a computerized ELP test may help elicit authentic narrative discourse, increase engagement, and distinguish high-level ELs’ sociolinguistic competence.