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

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