STiLL - Speech Technology in Language Learning
May 25-27, 1998
We present the Prosodic Module of a courseware for computer-assisted foreign language learning called SLIM - an acronym for Multimedia Interactive Linguistic Software, developed at the University of Venice( see , ). The Prosodic Module has been created in order to deal with the problem of improving a student's performance both in the perception and production of prosodic aspects of spoken language. It is composed of two different sets of Learning Activities, the first one dealing with phonetic and prosodic problems at word internal level, the second one dealing with prosodic problems at phonological phrase and utterance level. Word-internal refers to syllable-sized segments. As to phone-sized segments, they are practiced in a separate Module where speech recognition is used. The main goal of Prosodic Activities is to ensure feedback to the student intending to improve his/her pronunciation in a foreign language.
Bibliographic reference. Delmonte, Rodolfo (1998): "Prosodic modeling for automatic language tutors", In STiLL-1998, 57-60.