International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages
With Emphasis on Tone Languages

Beijing, China
March 28-31, 2004

Applying the Munich Parametric High Definition (PHD) Speech Synthesis System to the Problem of Teaching Chinese Tones to L1 Speakers of German

Hans G. Tillmann (1), Hartmut R. Pfitzinger (1,2)

(1) Institut für Phonetik und Sprachliche Kommunikation, University of Munich, Germany
(2) JST/CREST at ATR Human Information Science Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan

The aim of this paper is threefold:

The paper will be given in two parts. After the presentation of the philosophy behind our new research activity mentioned in the title, the second author will present a demonstration of the PHD-system in order to illustrate its applicability for solving the problems described by the first author.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Tillmann, Hans G. / Pfitzinger, Hartmut R. (2004): "Applying the Munich parametric high definition (PHD) speech synthesis system to the problem of teaching Chinese tones to L1 speakers of German", In TAL-2004, 185-188.