In this study we analyse 18 metrics which were extracted fully automatically from the acoustic signal to describe the melodic characteristics of recordings of English read by L2 Chinese speakers from Shanghai. The metrics were compared to those of native English speakers recording the same material and also to comparable Chinese recordings read by the same speakers from Shanghai and also by other speakers. For the great majority of the metrics the values obtained for the L2 speakers were intermediate between those obtained from the recordings of English and of Chinese by native speakers.
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Bibliographic reference. Hirst, Daniel / Ding, Hongwei (2015): "Using melody metrics to compare English speech read by native speakers and by L2 Chinese speakers from shanghai", In INTERSPEECH-2015, 1942-1946.