7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

September 16-20, 2002
Denver, Colorado, USA

Feedback in Computer Assisted Pronunciation Training: Technology Push or Demand Pull?

Ambra Neri, Catia Cucchiarini, Helmer Strik

University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands

In this paper, we examine the type of feedback that currently available Computer Assisted Pronunciation Training (CAPT) systems provide, with a view to establishing whether this meets pedagogically sound requirements. We show that many commercial systems tend to prefer technological novelties that do not always comply with pedagogical criteria and that despite the limitations of today’s technology, it is possible to design CAPT systems that are more in line with learners’ needs.

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Bibliographic reference.  Neri, Ambra / Cucchiarini, Catia / Strik, Helmer (2002): "Feedback in computer assisted pronunciation training: technology push or demand pull?", In ICSLP-2002, 1209-1212.