Studying L2 suprasegmental features in Asian Englishes: A position paper

Helen Meng, Chiu Yu Tseng, Mariko Kondo, Alissa Harrison, Tanya Viscelgia

研究成果: Conference article査読

23 被引用数 (Scopus)

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This position paper highlights the importance of suprasegmental training in secondary language (L2) acquisition. Suprasegmental features are manifested in terms of acoustic cues and convey important information about linguistic and information structures. Hence, L2 learners must harness appropriate suprasegmental productions for effective communication. However, this learning process is influenced by well-established perceptions of sounds and articulatory motions in the primary language (L1). We propose to design and collect a corpus to support systematic analysis of L2 suprasegmental features. We lay out a set of carefully selected textual environments that illustrate how suprasegmental features convey information including part-of-speech, syntax, focus, speech acts and semantics. We intend to use these textual environments for collecting speech data in a variety of Asian Englishes from non-native English speakers. Analyses of such corpora should lead to research findings that have important implications for language education, as well as speech technology development for computer-aided language learning (CALL) applications.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)1715-1718
ページ数4
ジャーナルProceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH
出版ステータスPublished - 2009 11 26
イベント10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2009 - Brighton, United Kingdom
継続期間: 2009 9 62009 9 10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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