ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009

Real voice and TTS accent effects on intelligibility and comprehension for indian speakers of English as a second language

Frederick Weber, Kalika Bali

We investigate the effect of accent on comprehension of English for speakers of English as a second language in southern India. Subjects were exposed to real and TTS voices with US and several Indian accents, and were tested for intelligibility and comprehension. Performance trends indicate a measurable advantage for familiar accents, and are broken down by various demographic factors.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-193

Cite as: Weber, F., Bali, K. (2009) Real voice and TTS accent effects on intelligibility and comprehension for indian speakers of English as a second language. Proc. Interspeech 2009, 532-535, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-193

@inproceedings{weber09_interspeech,
  author={Frederick Weber and Kalika Bali},
  title={{Real voice and TTS accent effects on intelligibility and comprehension for indian speakers of English as a second language}},
  year=2009,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2009},
  pages={532--535},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2009-193}
}