ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008

DISCO: development and integration of speech technology into courseware for language learning

Catia Cucchiarini, Joost van Doremalen, Helmer Strik

Recent research has shown that a properly designed ASR-based CALL system (Dutch-CAPT) was capable of detecting pronunciation errors and of providing comprehensible feedback on pronunciation. Since pronunciation is not the only skill required for speaking a second language, we explored the possibility of extending the Dutch- CAPT approach to other aspects of speaking proficiency like morphology and syntax. In this paper we explain how a number of errors in morphology and syntax that are common in spoken Dutch L2 could be addressed in an ASR-based CALL system. Finally, we present our new project in which corrective feedback will be provided on all three aspects of spoken proficiency: pronunciation, morphology and syntax.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-472

Cite as: Cucchiarini, C., Doremalen, J.v., Strik, H. (2008) DISCO: development and integration of speech technology into courseware for language learning. Proc. Interspeech 2008, 2791-2794, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-472

@inproceedings{cucchiarini08_interspeech,
  author={Catia Cucchiarini and Joost van Doremalen and Helmer Strik},
  title={{DISCO: development and integration of speech technology into courseware for language learning}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2008},
  pages={2791--2794},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2008-472}
}