ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Experimental Linguistics (ExLing 2008)
This paper presents a model-based statistical duration analysis on the comparison between English natives and Thai-native English learners. The analyses were carried out to characterize non-natives duration control on (1) control differences between natives and learners and on (2) the relationship between the duration characteristics and learners background reflecting English experiences. The analyses showed lower speech rate and strong influence of the first language characteristics in beginners speech and gradual improvements according to their English experiences quantitatively.
Bibliographic reference. Hansakunbuntheung, Chatchawarn / Kato, Hiroaki / Sagisaka, Yoshinori (2008): "Model-based duration analysis on English natives and Thai learners", In ExLing-2008, 101-104.