Effects of mora-timing in English rhythm control by Japanese learners

Shizuka Nakamura, Hiroaki Kato, Yoshinori Sagisaka

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we analyzed the durational differences between learners and native speakers in various speech units from the perspective of that the contrast between the stressed and the unstressed is one of the most important features to characterize stress-timing of English by comparison with mora-timing of Japanese. The results showed that the lengthening and shortening of learner speech were not enough to convey the difference between the stressed and the unstressed. Finally, it was confirmed that these durational differences strongly affected the subjective evaluation scores given by English language teachers.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH
    Pages1539-1542
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2009 - Brighton, United Kingdom
    Duration: 2009 Sep 62009 Sep 10

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    Other10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2009
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityBrighton
    Period09/9/609/9/10

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    Keywords

    • English
    • Japanese
    • Mora-timing
    • Rhythm control
    • Stress-timing
    • Syllable

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Signal Processing
    • Software
    • Sensory Systems

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    Nakamura, S., Kato, H., & Sagisaka, Y. (2009). Effects of mora-timing in English rhythm control by Japanese learners. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH (pp. 1539-1542)

    Effects of mora-timing in English rhythm control by Japanese learners. / Nakamura, Shizuka; Kato, Hiroaki; Sagisaka, Yoshinori.

    Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH. 2009. p. 1539-1542.

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

    Nakamura, S, Kato, H & Sagisaka, Y 2009, Effects of mora-timing in English rhythm control by Japanese learners. in Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH. pp. 1539-1542, 10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2009, Brighton, United Kingdom, 09/9/6.
    Nakamura S, Kato H, Sagisaka Y. Effects of mora-timing in English rhythm control by Japanese learners. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH. 2009. p. 1539-1542
    Nakamura, Shizuka ; Kato, Hiroaki ; Sagisaka, Yoshinori. / Effects of mora-timing in English rhythm control by Japanese learners. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH. 2009. pp. 1539-1542
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