Speech Prosody 2002

Aix-en-Provence, France
April 11-13, 2002

Subjective and Objective Evaluation of the Prosody of English Spoken by French Speakers: the Contribution of Computer Assisted Learning

Nadine Herry, Daniel Hirst

CNRS Laboratoire Parole et Langage, Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France

This paper describes preliminary results from an ongoing project on the subjective and objective evaluation of the prosody of English spoken by French speakers making use of a system of computer-assisted learning for prosody. The system was tested for 6 months and data was analysed with two objectives: on the one hand the subjective evaluation of the prosody of English spoken by French speakers in order to determine the system’s efficiency; on the other hand an objective evaluation attempting to establish a correlation between the level of a French speaker and a number of automatically extracted prosodic parameters. Although the critical statistical interactions we sought did not reach the level of significance, a number of effects suggest that both aspects of the project merit further investigation.

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Bibliographic reference.  Herry, Nadine / Hirst, Daniel (2002): "Subjective and objective evaluation of the prosody of English spoken by French speakers: the contribution of computer assisted learning", In SP-2002, 383-386.