ISCA Archive SLaTE 2009
ISCA Archive SLaTE 2009

Islands of failure: employing word accent information for pronunciation quality assessment of English L2 learners

Florian Hönig, Anton Batliner, Karl Weilhammer, Elmar Nöth

So far, applied research aiming at computer-assisted pronunciation training has normally concentrated on segmental aspects. Here, we present a database with realizations of nonnative English speakers with German, French, Spanish, and Italian as native language. We concentrate on the acoustic-prosodic modelling of word accent position and use a large prosodic feature vector to automatically recognize erroneous word accent positions produced by non-native English speakers.


Cite as: Hönig, F., Batliner, A., Weilhammer, K., Nöth, E. (2009) Islands of failure: employing word accent information for pronunciation quality assessment of English L2 learners. Proc. Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2009), 41-44

@inproceedings{honig09_slate,
  author={Florian Hönig and Anton Batliner and Karl Weilhammer and Elmar Nöth},
  title={{Islands of failure: employing word accent information for pronunciation quality assessment of English L2 learners}},
  year=2009,
  booktitle={Proc. Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2009)},
  pages={41--44}
}