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Vol. 24 No. 1 (2021)

Production d’autoreformulations autoamorcées par des apprenants adultes du français et capacité de mémoire de travail

May 26, 2019


The objective of the study presented in this article was to examine the relationship between self-initiated self-repairs, the revisions that speakers initiate and perform on their own speech (Salonen & Laakso, 2009, p. 859) and working memory, defined as limited capacity system responsible for the temporary storage and manipulation of information (Baddeley, 2012). Although a few studies have examined the relationship between self-initiated self-repairs and working memory, the results show discrepancies that can be explained by methodological differences. Therefore, we wanted to shed new light on the relationship between these two variables by observing self-initiated self-repairs using an image-based narrative task and a complex numerical task to measure working memory. Thirty adult non-native speakers of French participated in the study. The results obtained from the principal component factor analyses show a differentiated relationship according to the type of self-triggered self-repair produced.