Presentation 1999/10/15
Learning non-native speech contrasts: Perception and production relationship
Reiko Akahane-Yamada,
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Abstract(in English) In order to investigate the process of acquiring speech segments in a second language, speakers of Japanese were trained to perceive and produce American English /r/ and /l/. In a series of training studies, it was demonstrated that identification training usging natural tokens produced by multiple talkers improved Japanese speakers' perception ability. In addition, the production training by using visualized acoustic properties or the score that HMM-based speech recognition system gives as feedback were found to be effective. Furthermore, the training in perception improved production ability and training in production improved perception ability, suggesting a link between speech perception and production during second language acquisition. Implications in optimization of L2 speech training method will be addressed.
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Keyword(in English) speech perception / seoond language / learning
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Title (in English) Learning non-native speech contrasts: Perception and production relationship
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Keyword(1) speech perception
Keyword(2) seoond language
Keyword(3) learning
1st Author's Name Reiko Akahane-Yamada
1st Author's Affiliation ATR Human Information Processing Research Laboratories()
Date 1999/10/15
Paper # TL99-23
Volume (vol) vol.99
Number (no) 353
Page pp.pp.-
#Pages 6
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