A Dynamic 3D Pronunciation Teaching Model Based on Pronunciation Attributes and Anatomy

Xiaoli Feng, Yanlu Xie, Yayue Deng, Boxue Li


In this paper, a dynamic three dimensional (3D) head model is introduced which is built based on knowledge of (the human) anatomy and the theory of distinctive features. The model is used to help Chinese learners understand the exact location and method of the phoneme articulation intuitively. You can access the phonetic learning system, choose the target sound you want to learn and then watch the 3D dynamic animations of the phonemes. You can look at the lips, tongue, soft palate, uvula, and other dynamic vocal organs as well as teeth, gums, hard jaw, and other passive vocal organs from different angles. In this process, you can make the skin and some of the muscles semi-transparent, or zoom in or out the model to see the dynamic changes of articulators clearly. By looking at the 3D model, learners can find the exact location of each sound and imitate the pronunciation actions.


Cite as: Feng, X., Xie, Y., Deng, Y., Li, B. (2020) A Dynamic 3D Pronunciation Teaching Model Based on Pronunciation Attributes and Anatomy. Proc. Interspeech 2020, 1023-1024.


@inproceedings{Feng2020,
  author={Xiaoli Feng and Yanlu Xie and Yayue Deng and Boxue Li},
  title={{A Dynamic 3D Pronunciation Teaching Model Based on Pronunciation Attributes and Anatomy}},
  year=2020,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2020},
  pages={1023--1024}
}