ISCA Archive Interspeech 2013
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2013

Pronunciation errors by Spanish learners of Dutch: a data-driven study for ASR-based pronunciation training

Pepi Burgos, Catia Cucchiarini, Roeland van Hout, Helmer Strik

In this paper we report on a study on pronunciation errors by Spanish learners of Dutch, which was aimed at obtaining information to develop a dedicated Computer Assisted Pronunciation Training (CAPT) program for this fixed language pair (Spanish L1, Dutch L2). The results of our study indicate, that, first, vowel errors are more frequent and variable than consonant mispronunciations. Second, Spanish natives appear to have problems with vowel length, vowel height, and front rounded vowels. Third, they tend to fall back on the pronunciation of their L1 vowels.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2013-556

Cite as: Burgos, P., Cucchiarini, C., Hout, R.v., Strik, H. (2013) Pronunciation errors by Spanish learners of Dutch: a data-driven study for ASR-based pronunciation training. Proc. Interspeech 2013, 2385-2389, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2013-556

@inproceedings{burgos13_interspeech,
  author={Pepi Burgos and Catia Cucchiarini and Roeland van Hout and Helmer Strik},
  title={{Pronunciation errors by Spanish learners of Dutch: a data-driven study for ASR-based pronunciation training}},
  year=2013,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2013},
  pages={2385--2389},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2013-556}
}