4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3-6, 1996

Feedback Considerations for Speech Training Systems

James J. Mahshie

Gallaudet University, Speech Communication Laboratory, Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Washington, DC, USA

The aim of this study was to explore the role of visual feedback of speech information on the development and use of specific speech production skills by a deaf learner. A young, deaf, female subject received training in which visual feedback of airflow was used to teach production of a voicing distinction. The results showed that provision of the feedback resulted in improvements in the segments being taught, and that providing the feedback during production resulted in improved performance during some phases of teaching, but not during others. The findings have implications on our understanding of speech learning that relies on the use of a visual surrogate for hearing.

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Bibliographic reference.  Mahshie, James J. (1996): "Feedback considerations for speech training systems", In ICSLP-1996, 153-156.