WORKING MEMORY CAPACITY AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PLANNED IDEAS INTO L2 SPEECH PERFORMANCE OF TRANSLATION TASKS

Autores

  • Maria da Glória Guará-Tavares Sâmia Alves Carvalho

Palavras-chave:

Working memory. Translation tasks. Retrieval. Performance

Resumo

The present study is part of a larger scale research (Guará-Tavares, 2011, 2013, 2016) that
investigates the relationship among working memory capacity, pre-task planning and L2 speech
performance. The aim of the study was to analyze whether higher working memory capacity
individuals are better able to implement planned information into L2 oral performance of translation
tasks. Learners’ planned ideas were accessed by means of think aloud protocols. Working memory
capacity was measured by the Speaking Span Test. Results indicate that there are no signifi cant
differences between higher and lower spans concerning retrieval of planned lexical items that were
implemented into task performance. As for the percentage of clauses per c-unit retrieved, the
differences between higher and lower spans only approached signifi cance. Results are discussed
in terms of (Engle’s model of working memory (Engle, 1996; Engle & Oransky, 1999; Engle, Kane
& Tuholsky, 1999).

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Publicado

2018-09-25

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SÂMIA ALVES CARVALHO, Maria da Glória Guará-Tavares. WORKING MEMORY CAPACITY AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PLANNED IDEAS INTO L2 SPEECH PERFORMANCE OF TRANSLATION TASKS. Revista de Letras, [S. l.], v. 1, n. 37, 2018. Disponível em: http://www.periodicos.ufc.br/revletras/article/view/33779. Acesso em: 12 abr. 2024.