8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Jeju Island, Korea
October 4-8, 2004

Assessment of Non-Native Phones in Anglicisms by German Listeners

Julia Abresch, Stefan Breuer

University of Bonn, Germany

By means of a pair comparison test, preferences of German native speakers for English or German sounds in spoken anglicisms were investigated. The collected data can be used as a reference point, which of the English xenophones have to be integrated into a German TTS system to allow for an appropriate pronunciation of anglicisms in German.

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Bibliographic reference.  Abresch, Julia / Breuer, Stefan (2004): "Assessment of non-native phones in anglicisms by German listeners", In INTERSPEECH-2004, 1281-1284.