Development of Japanese read-word database for non-native speakers of Japanese

Kimiko Yamakawa, Shigeaki Amano, Mariko Kondo

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Abstract

A Japanese read-word database was developed for 343 Japanese words spoken by 129 non-native speakers of Japanese (Korean, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, French, and English speakers) and 18 native speakers of Japanese. The Japanese words had a contrast of segments such as single/geminate stops, normal/lengthened vowels, existence/inexistence of moraic nasal, contracted sound/vowel /i/, and voiced/voiceless consonants that non-native speakers of Japanese frequently mispronounce. The speech files of the Japanese words and phoneme labels for a part of the speech files were registered in the database. The database will contribute to scientific research on characteristics of Japanese speech by non-native speakers. It will also contribute to develop a computer aided learning system of Japanese speech for non-native speakers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOriental COCOSDA 2014 - 17th Conference of the Oriental Chapter of the International Coordinating Committee on Speech Databases and Speech I/O Systems and Assessment / CASLRE (Conference on Asian Spoken Language Research and Evaluation)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479970940
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Feb 27
Event17th Conference of the Oriental Chapter of the International Coordinating Committee on Speech Databases and Speech I/O Systems and Assessment, Oriental COCOSDA 2014 - Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 2014 Sep 102014 Sep 12

Other

Other17th Conference of the Oriental Chapter of the International Coordinating Committee on Speech Databases and Speech I/O Systems and Assessment, Oriental COCOSDA 2014
CountryThailand
CityPhuket
Period14/9/1014/9/12

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computer aided learning
Learning systems
Labels
Acoustic waves
Data Base
Non-native Speakers
Japanese Words
File
Geminate
Learning Systems
Nasal
Vowel Sounds
Phoneme
Native Speaker
Voiceless Consonants
English Speakers

Keywords

  • Japanese
  • Non-native speakers
  • read word database

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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Yamakawa, K., Amano, S., & Kondo, M. (2014). Development of Japanese read-word database for non-native speakers of Japanese. In Oriental COCOSDA 2014 - 17th Conference of the Oriental Chapter of the International Coordinating Committee on Speech Databases and Speech I/O Systems and Assessment / CASLRE (Conference on Asian Spoken Language Research and Evaluation) [7051422] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSDA.2014.7051422

Development of Japanese read-word database for non-native speakers of Japanese. / Yamakawa, Kimiko; Amano, Shigeaki; Kondo, Mariko.

Oriental COCOSDA 2014 - 17th Conference of the Oriental Chapter of the International Coordinating Committee on Speech Databases and Speech I/O Systems and Assessment / CASLRE (Conference on Asian Spoken Language Research and Evaluation). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. 7051422.

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

Yamakawa, K, Amano, S & Kondo, M 2014, Development of Japanese read-word database for non-native speakers of Japanese. in Oriental COCOSDA 2014 - 17th Conference of the Oriental Chapter of the International Coordinating Committee on Speech Databases and Speech I/O Systems and Assessment / CASLRE (Conference on Asian Spoken Language Research and Evaluation)., 7051422, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 17th Conference of the Oriental Chapter of the International Coordinating Committee on Speech Databases and Speech I/O Systems and Assessment, Oriental COCOSDA 2014, Phuket, Thailand, 14/9/10. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSDA.2014.7051422
Yamakawa K, Amano S, Kondo M. Development of Japanese read-word database for non-native speakers of Japanese. In Oriental COCOSDA 2014 - 17th Conference of the Oriental Chapter of the International Coordinating Committee on Speech Databases and Speech I/O Systems and Assessment / CASLRE (Conference on Asian Spoken Language Research and Evaluation). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2014. 7051422 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSDA.2014.7051422
Yamakawa, Kimiko ; Amano, Shigeaki ; Kondo, Mariko. / Development of Japanese read-word database for non-native speakers of Japanese. Oriental COCOSDA 2014 - 17th Conference of the Oriental Chapter of the International Coordinating Committee on Speech Databases and Speech I/O Systems and Assessment / CASLRE (Conference on Asian Spoken Language Research and Evaluation). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014.
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