Ninth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
September 17-21, 2006

ASR-Based Corrective Feedback on Pronunciation: Does It Really Work?

Ambra Neri, Catia Cucchiarini, Helmer Strik

Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands

We studied a group of immigrants who were following regular, teacherfronted Dutch classes, and who were assigned to three groups using either a) Dutch CAPT, an ASR-based Computer Assisted Pronunciation Training (CAPT) system that provides feedback on a number of Dutch speech sounds that are problematic for L2 learners b) a CAPT system without feedback c) no CAPT system. Participants were tested before and after the training. The results show that the ASR-based feedback was effective in correcting the errors addressed in the training.

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Bibliographic reference.  Neri, Ambra / Cucchiarini, Catia / Strik, Helmer (2006): "ASR-based corrective feedback on pronunciation: does it really work?", In INTERSPEECH-2006, paper 1372-Wed3A3O.2.