Second Language Studies: Acquisition, Learning, Education and Technology

Tokyo, Japan
September 22-24, 2010

Phoneme Errors in Read and Spontaneous Non-Native Speech: Relevance for CAPT System Development

Joost van Doremalen, Catia Cucchiarini, Helmer Strik

Department of Linguistics, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

For the purpose of pronunciation assessment and training in a second language both read and spontaneous speech are employed. In this paper we present the results of a study on the nature of phoneme errors in Dutch read and spontaneous non-native speech and discuss the possible consequences and relevance of these findings for the purpose of developing Computer Assisted Pronunciation Training systems.

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Bibliographic reference.  Doremalen, Joost van / Cucchiarini, Catia / Strik, Helmer (2010): "Phoneme errors in read and spontaneous non-native speech: relevance for CAPT system development", In L2WS-2010, paper O3-4.