ISCA International Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2011)
This article describes the CALST project, in which the primary aim is to develop
Ville-N, a CAPT system for learners of Norwegian as a second language. Since there
is no accepted pronunciation standard in Norwegian, the system uses four dialects
(represented by one male and one female speaker each). Ville-N makes use of
L1-L2map, a tool for multi-lingual contrastive analysis, to generate a list
of expected pronunciation problems. These can be used to tailor pronunciation
and listening exercises. The tool can also be used for other target languages.
We propose L1-L2map as a collaborative tool for the CAPT community.
Index Terms. CAPT, Ville-N, Norwegian, dialects, multi-lingual contrastive analysis, L1-L2map
Bibliographic reference. Husby, Olaf / Øvregaard, Åsta / Wik, Preben / Bech, Øyvind / Albertsen, Egil / Nefzaoui, Sissel / Skarpnes, Eli / Koreman, Jacques (2011): "Dealing with L1 background and L2 dialects in Norwegian CAPT", In SLaTE-2011, 133-136.