ISCA Archive SLaTE 2009
ISCA Archive SLaTE 2009

Towards a computer-aided pronunciation training system for German learners of Mandarin

Hansjörg Mixdorff, Daniel Külls, Hussein Hussein, Shu Gong, Guoping Hu, Si Wei

The current paper discusses first investigations aimed to lay the groundwork for the development of computer-aided pronunciation training for teaching Mandarin to Germans. We conducted a contrastive analysis of the two languages leading to a set of tokens for a production and perception experiment involving German first-year students of Mandarin. Their data were perceptually evaluated by a teaching expert for Mandarin, native speakers of Mandarin as well as processed by a Mandarin automatic speech recognition system.


Cite as: Mixdorff, H., Külls, D., Hussein, H., Gong, S., Hu, G., Wei, S. (2009) Towards a computer-aided pronunciation training system for German learners of Mandarin. Proc. Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2009), 77-80

@inproceedings{mixdorff09_slate,
  author={Hansjörg Mixdorff and Daniel Külls and Hussein Hussein and Shu Gong and Guoping Hu and Si Wei},
  title={{Towards a computer-aided pronunciation training system for German learners of Mandarin}},
  year=2009,
  booktitle={Proc. Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2009)},
  pages={77--80}
}