Fluency and L1 phonology interference on L2 English analysis of Japanese AESOP corpus

Mariko Kondo, Hajime Tsubaki

研究成果: Conference contribution

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抄録

Fifty Japanese speakers' read speech data of 'the North Wind and the Sun' from the Japanese AESOP corpus was analyzed by automatic alignment using the HTK tool with a modified TIMIT dictionary. The results showed typical phonetic and phonological problems of English pronunciation by Japanese speakers which have been often discussed in EFL. The Japanese subjects' English fluency was evaluated by 8 English teachers, 3 native English and 5 Japanese speaking teachers. Typical EFL pronunciation problems were found more among lower level speakers and become less problematic for fluent speakers. However, some problems were found persistently, even among fluent speakers. The results also suggest that the automatic alignment we have adopted for our corpus analysis provide acceptable data, and that it should be possible to adopt it to analyze L2 English with other L1 Asian languages.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルProceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Speech Database and Assessments, Oriental COCOSDA 2012
ページ123-128
ページ数6
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2012 12 1
イベント2012 15th International Conference on Speech Database and Assessments, Oriental COCOSDA 2012 - Macau, China
継続期間: 2012 12 92012 12 12

出版物シリーズ

名前Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Speech Database and Assessments, Oriental COCOSDA 2012

Conference

Conference2012 15th International Conference on Speech Database and Assessments, Oriental COCOSDA 2012
CountryChina
CityMacau
Period12/12/912/12/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Speech and Hearing

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