An approach to accent visualisation for the reduction of vowel pronunciation errors

Tom A.F. Anderson, Barry Lee Reynolds, David M.W. Powers

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we introduce a novel mechanism for pronunciation evaluation for use in a computer-based application for the reduction of vowel errors. Unlike modern pronunciation feedback, which relies on the charts used by linguists or simply highlighting of incorrect segments, our two-dimensional maps situate the utterances produced by the learner in the context of the phonemes of the target accent.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computers in Education
    Subtitle of host publicationICCE 2017 - Main Conference Proceedings
    EditorsAhmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub, Antonija Mitrovic, Jie-Chi Yang, Su Luan Wong, Wenli Chen
    PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
    Pages914-918
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)9789869401265
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
    Event25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017 - Christchurch, New Zealand
    Duration: 4 Dec 20178 Dec 2017
    Conference number: 139620

    Conference

    Conference25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017
    CountryNew Zealand
    CityChristchurch
    Period4/12/178/12/17

    Keywords

    • Phonemes
    • Pronunciation
    • Technology-enhanced language learning

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    Anderson, T. A. F., Reynolds, B. L., & Powers, D. M. W. (2017). An approach to accent visualisation for the reduction of vowel pronunciation errors. In A. F. Mohd Ayub, A. Mitrovic, J-C. Yang, S. L. Wong, & W. Chen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computers in Education: ICCE 2017 - Main Conference Proceedings (pp. 914-918). Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.