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Article

Textual and prosodic features of an oral academic text

Journal of Language and Education. 2017. Vol. 3. No. 1. P. 67-74.

The author focuses on the analysis of linguistic features of students’ presentations as text. Measurements of prosodic parameters such as pitch, intensity, and duration (rate of utterance) were obtained using the computer programs Speech Analyzer 3.0.1 and Pratt (v.4.0.53). The results of these analyses show that students’ presentations are cohesive, coherent and contain TCs, which are characterized by specific prosodic parameters that have a certain effect on the comprehension of these texts, their expressiveness and pragmatic value.