Perceptual training of singleton and geminate stops in Japanese language by Korean learners

Mee Sonu, Keiichi Tajima, Hiroaki Kato, Yoshinori Sagisaka

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    Abstract

    We aim to build up an effective perceptual training paradigm toward a computer-assisted language learning (CALL) system for second language. This study investigated the effectiveness of the perceptual training on Korean-speaking learners of Japanese in the distinction between geminate and singleton stops of Japanese. The training consisted of identification of geminate and singleton stops with feedback. We investigated whether training improves the learners' identification of the geminate and singleton stops in Japanese. Moreover, we examined how perceptual training is affected by factors that influence speaking rate. Results were as follows. Participants who underwent perceptual training improved overall performance to a greater extent than untrained control participants. However, there was no significant difference between the group that was trained with three speaking rates and the group that was trained with normal rate only.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH
    Pages1747-1750
    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

    • Learners of Japanese
    • Perceptual training
    • Singleton/geminate stops

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Sonu, M., Tajima, K., Kato, H., & Sagisaka, Y. (2009). Perceptual training of singleton and geminate stops in Japanese language by Korean learners. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH (pp. 1747-1750)

    Perceptual training of singleton and geminate stops in Japanese language by Korean learners. / Sonu, Mee; Tajima, Keiichi; Kato, Hiroaki; Sagisaka, Yoshinori.

    Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH. 2009. p. 1747-1750.

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

    Sonu, M, Tajima, K, Kato, H & Sagisaka, Y 2009, Perceptual training of singleton and geminate stops in Japanese language by Korean learners. in Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH. pp. 1747-1750, 10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2009, Brighton, United Kingdom, 09/9/6.
    Sonu M, Tajima K, Kato H, Sagisaka Y. Perceptual training of singleton and geminate stops in Japanese language by Korean learners. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH. 2009. p. 1747-1750
    Sonu, Mee ; Tajima, Keiichi ; Kato, Hiroaki ; Sagisaka, Yoshinori. / Perceptual training of singleton and geminate stops in Japanese language by Korean learners. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH. 2009. pp. 1747-1750
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