Speech Technology in Language Learning

May 25-27 1998, Marholmen, Sweden


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James Flege Second-language speech learning: The role of subject and phonetic variables 1
Philippe Delcloque & Claire Campbell An intelligent tutor for the acquisition of French pronunciation within the communicative approach to language learning. The secondary and tertiary solutions 9
Kathleen B Egan & Anita H Kulman A proficiency-oriented analysis of computer-assisted language learning 13
Ineke Mennen Can language learners ever acquire the intonation of a second language? 17
Julie Wallace, Martin Russell, Catherine Brown & Adrian Skilling Applications of speech recognition in the primary school classroom 21
Jonathan Dalby, Diane Kewley-Port & Roy Sillings Language-specific pronunciation training using the HearSay system 25
Jean-Pierre Messager, Hervé Gourmelon, Guy Mercier & Jacques Siroux Research in speech processing for Breton language training 29
A Álvarez, R Martinez, P Gómez & J L Domínguez A signal processing technique for speech visualization 33
William Byrne, Eva Knodt, Sanjeev Khudanpur & Jared Bernstein Is automatic speech recognition ready for non-native speech? A data collection effort and initial experiments in modeling conversational Hispanic English 37
Philippe Langlais, Anne-Marie Öster & Björn Granström Automatic detection of mispronunciation in non-native Swedish speech 41
Mariko Kondo The use of prosody for acquisition of Japanese mora-timing by English speakers 45
Anna Sundström Automatic prosody modification as a means for foreign language pronunciation training 49
J van Doorn, J Shakeshaft, A Winkworth, L Hand, S Joshi Models of Australian English vowels for commercial visual feedback systems 53
Rodolfo Delmonte Prosodic modeling for automatic language tutors 57
Leonardo Neumeyer, Horacio Franco, Victor Abrash, Luc Julia, Orith Ronen, Harry Bratt, Jehan Bing, Vassilis Digalakis & Marikka Rypa WebGraderTM: A multilingual pronunciation practice tool 61
Jim Meador, Farzad Ehsani, Kathleen Egan & Steve Stokowski An interactive dialog system for learning Japanese 65
Stefan Auberg, Nelson Correa, Martin Rothenberg & Mark Shanahan Vowel and intonation training in an English pronunciation tutor 69
Goh Kawai & Keikichi Hirose A CALL system using speech recognition to teach the pronunciation of Japanese tokushuhaku 73
Maxine Eskenazi & Scott Hansma The Fluency pronunciation trainer 77
Patti Price How can speech technology replicate and complement skills of good language teachers in ways that help people to learn language? 81
Horacio Franco, Leonardo Neumeyer & Harry Bratt Modeling intra-word pauses in pronunciation scoring 87
Bob Sevenster, Guus de Krom & Gerrit Bloothooft Evaluation and training of second-language learners´ pronunciation using phoneme-based HMMs 91
Catia Cucchiarini, Helmer Strik & Lou Boves Automatic pronunciation grading for Dutch 95
Silke Witt & Steve Young Performance measures for phone-level pronunciation teaching in CALL 99
Stefan Auberg, Nelson Correa, Victoria Locktionova, Richard Molitor & Martin Rothenberg The accent coach: An English pronunciation training system for Japanese speakers 101
John S Pruitt, Hideki Kawahara, Reiko Akahane-Yamada & Rieko Kubo Methods of enhancing speech stimuli for perceptual training: Exaggerated articulation, context truncation, and "STRAIGHT" re-synthesis 105
Reiko Akahane-Yamada, Takahiro Adachi, Hideki Kawahara, John S Pruitt & Erik McDermott Toward the optimization of computer-based second-language production training 109
Matthias Jilka & Gregor Möhler Intonational foreign accent: speech technology and foreign language teaching 113
Valerie Hazan & A Simpson The effect of cue-enhancement on consonant perception by non-native listeners: preliminary results 117
Kazuo Nakayama, Kaoru Tomita-Nakayama & M Misaki Enhancing speech perception of Japanese learners of English. Utilizing time-scale modification of speech and related techniques


S Ciocea, M Dufranne, J Schoentgen & R Beeckmans A multi-modal software interface for teaching phonetic transcription 125
Håkan Larsson Lingus - a general purpose computer aided langage learning system which could serve as a platform for the implementation of speech analysis tools 129
Asoke Kumar Datta Stress: An augmented articulatory effort 133
Paulina Dalva Artimonte Rocca The efficacy of computer-driven visual feedback in the teaching of intonation to Brazilian learners of English 137
Daan Wissing & Johann van der Walt Teaching aspirated stops of English to Arab speakers: Technological vs. conventional methods 141
N M Brooke & S D Scott An audio-visual speech synthesiser 145
Jan Nouza & Jana Mádlíková Evaluation tests on visual feedback in speech and language learning 149
Robert McAllister Second language perception and the concept of foreign accent  153
Ingrid Jonsson Multi-sensory stimulation of voice, speech and sounds from surroundings in hard-of-hearing preschool children 157
Ron Cole, Tim Carmell, Pam Connors, Mike Macon, Johan Wouters, Jacques de Villiers, Alice Tarachow, Dominic Massaro, Michael Cohen, Jonas Beskow, Jie Yang, Uwe Meier, Alex Waibel, Pat Stone, George Fortier, Alice Davis & Chris Soland Intelligent animated agents for interactive language training 161
Pierre Badin, Gérard Bailly & Louis-Jean Boë Towards the use of a Virtual Talking Head and of Speech Mapping tools for pronunciation training 165
Dominic W Massaro & Michael M Cohen Visible speech and its potential value for speech training for hearing-impaired perceivers


Jared Bernstein New uses for speech technology in language education


Brent Townshend, Jared Bernstein, Ognjen Todic & Eryk Warren Estimation of spoken language proficiency 177
Sarah Davies & Massimo Poesio A CSLUrp-based spoken dialogue system for teaching English as a foreign language 181
Mieke Devlieger The applicability of speech recognition in the context of task-based language learning for young children 185

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