Non Native Speech

Author: Ulrike Gut
Editor: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783631591154
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Based on an innovative corpus-based approach, this book offers a comprehensive survey of the phonological and phonetic properties of L2 speech in English and German. The first part of the book critically examines current theoretical models and research methodologies in the field of second language acquisition of phonology and describes the advances that have been made in corpus linguistics over the past few years - in particular, the development of phonological learner corpora. It furthermore presents the first learner corpus of L2 English and L2 German that is fully aligned and has extensive phonological annotations: the LeaP corpus. The second part of the book describes the results of the quantitative and qualitative corpus analyses in the following areas of non-native speech: fluency, final consonant cluster realisation, vowel reduction and speech rhythm, intonation and general foreign accent. In addition, the influence of many non-linguistic factors, including instruction and a stay abroad, on the phonological properties of non-native speech is explored.
Non-native Speech
Language: en
Pages: 354
Authors: Ulrike Gut
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Peter Lang

Based on an innovative corpus-based approach, this book offers a comprehensive survey of the phonological and phonetic properties of L2 speech in English and German. The first part of the book critically examines current theoretical models and research methodologies in the field of second language acquisition of phonology and describes
Advances in Speech Recognition
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Noam Shabtai
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-08-16 - Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

In the last decade, further applications of speech processing were developed, such as speaker recognition, human-machine interaction, non-English speech recognition, and non-native English speech recognition. This book addresses a few of these applications. Furthermore, major challenges that were typically ignored in previous speech recognition research, such as noise and reverberation,
Fluency in Native and Nonnative English Speech
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: Sandra Götz
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

This book takes a new and holistic approach to fluency in English speech and differentiates between productive, perceptive, and nonverbal fluency. The in-depth corpus-based description of productive fluency points out major differences of how fluency is established in native and nonnative speech. It also reveals areas in which even highly
Speaker Classification I
Language: en
Pages: 355
Authors: Christian Müller
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-08-14 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This volume and its companion volume LNAI 4441 constitute a state-of-the-art survey in the field of speaker classification. Together they address such intriguing issues as how speaker characteristics are manifested in voice and speaking behavior. The nineteen contributions in this volume are organized into topical sections covering fundamentals, characteristics, applications,
Natural Interaction with Robots, Knowbots and Smartphones
Language: en
Pages: 397
Authors: Joseph Mariani, Sophie Rosset, Martine Garnier-Rizet, Laurence Devillers
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-08 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

These proceedings presents the state-of-the-art in spoken dialog systems with applications in robotics, knowledge access and communication. It addresses specifically: 1. Dialog for interacting with smartphones; 2. Dialog for Open Domain knowledge access; 3. Dialog for robot interaction; 4. Mediated dialog (including crosslingual dialog involving Speech Translation); and,5. Dialog quality