ISCA International Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2009)
Wroxall Abbey Estate, Warwickshire, England
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.
Bibliographic reference. Hönig, Florian / Batliner, Anton / Weilhammer, Karl / Nöth, Elmar (2009): "Islands of failure: employing word accent information for pronunciation quality assessment of English L2 learners", In SLaTE-2009, 41-44.