Rhythm analysis in Arabic L2 speech

Ghania Droua-Hamdani, Sid-Ahmed Selouani, Yousef A. Alotaibi


This paper investigates rhythm speech metrics in Modern Standard Arabic. The corpus -West Point- includes recordings of native and non-native (L2) speakers. The experiment examines the rhythm metric tendencies of L2 speech using PVI and IM models. The study describes also the application of CCI (Control/Compensation Index) to the corpus. Variation in rhythm metrics by focusing on between-speaker differences such as gender of speakers is also studied.


 DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2014-190

Cite as: Droua-Hamdani, G., Selouani, S., Alotaibi, Y.A. (2014) Rhythm analysis in Arabic L2 speech. Proc. 7th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2014, 1007-1011, DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2014-190.


@inproceedings{Droua-Hamdani2014,
  author={Ghania Droua-Hamdani and Sid-Ahmed Selouani and Yousef A. Alotaibi},
  title={{Rhythm analysis in Arabic L2 speech}},
  year=2014,
  booktitle={Proc. 7th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2014},
  pages={1007--1011},
  doi={10.21437/SpeechProsody.2014-190},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/SpeechProsody.2014-190}
}