Crosslinguistic corpus of hesitation phenomena

A corpus for investigating first and second language speech performance

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    Abstract

    There is a growing consensus that there is a need to evaluate second language speech performance with respect to first language speech behavior. To support this need, the Crosslinguistic Corpus of Hesitation Phenomena was developed. This freely available corpus is designed to investigate the crosslinguistic influence of speech patterns and consists of recordings of speakers producing first and second language speech samples in response to parallel elicitation tasks in each language. Preliminary results from the corpus are consistent with other findings that second language performance is sometimes correlated with first language speech behavior. In particular, findings show that silent pause rate and duration as well as other hesitation phenomena correlate with first language performance while speech rate does not. Interestingly, repeats also differ from first language production. Results show that the corpus may be a useful tool for researchers who wish to investigate the correspondence between first and second language speech, particularly with respect to the use of hesitation phenomena.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH
    PublisherInternational Speech and Communication Association
    Pages992-996
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event14th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2013 - Lyon, France
    Duration: 2013 Aug 252013 Aug 29

    Other

    Other14th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2013
    CountryFrance
    CityLyon
    Period13/8/2513/8/29

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    Corpus
    Language
    Speech
    Hesitation Phenomena
    Elicitation
    Correlate
    Correspondence
    Evaluate
    Pause
    Speech Rate
    Wishes
    Repeats
    Cross-linguistic Influence
    Language Production
    Elicitation Task
    Influence

    Keywords

    • Corpus
    • Hesitation phenomena
    • Second language speech

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Language and Linguistics
    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Signal Processing
    • Software
    • Modelling and Simulation

    Cite this

    Rose, R. L. (2013). Crosslinguistic corpus of hesitation phenomena: A corpus for investigating first and second language speech performance. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH (pp. 992-996). International Speech and Communication Association.

    Crosslinguistic corpus of hesitation phenomena : A corpus for investigating first and second language speech performance. / Rose, Ralph Leon.

    Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH. International Speech and Communication Association, 2013. p. 992-996.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Rose, RL 2013, Crosslinguistic corpus of hesitation phenomena: A corpus for investigating first and second language speech performance. in Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH. International Speech and Communication Association, pp. 992-996, 14th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2013, Lyon, France, 13/8/25.
    Rose RL. Crosslinguistic corpus of hesitation phenomena: A corpus for investigating first and second language speech performance. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH. International Speech and Communication Association. 2013. p. 992-996
    Rose, Ralph Leon. / Crosslinguistic corpus of hesitation phenomena : A corpus for investigating first and second language speech performance. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH. International Speech and Communication Association, 2013. pp. 992-996
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