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Article: An acoustics-based assessment of error patterns in English sounds produced by Cantonese ESL speakers

TitleAn acoustics-based assessment of error patterns in English sounds produced by Cantonese ESL speakers
Authors
KeywordsSoftware-assisted
Comparison
Efficiency
Issue Date2011
PublisherPlural Publishing. Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.pluralpublishing.com/journals_APJ.htm
Citation
Asia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing, 2011, v. 14 n. 2, p. 73-84 How to Cite?
AbstractPronunciation problem has always been the major challenge for Cantonese ESL speakers due to discrepancy between the Cantonese and English sound inventories. Traditionally, accent identification was done by listening to the accented English produced by Cantonese speakers. This is a subjective and unreliable method for learning a second language (L2). The present study made use of automatic speech recognition (ASR) technologies in identifying the error pattern associated with accented English produced by Cantonese ESL speakers. Cantonese ESL speakers are instructed to produce a list of isolated English words and a short passage. Pattern and frequency of errors in L2 English pronunciation were objectively identified from the speech samples using ASR software. Results of error analysis were compared with what linguists predicted. Results on L2 English error pattern were discussed in relation to L1 Cantonese.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/135485
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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Len_US
dc.contributor.authorNg, MLen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-27T01:35:54Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-27T01:35:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationAsia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing, 2011, v. 14 n. 2, p. 73-84en_US
dc.identifier.issn1361-3286-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/135485-
dc.description.abstractPronunciation problem has always been the major challenge for Cantonese ESL speakers due to discrepancy between the Cantonese and English sound inventories. Traditionally, accent identification was done by listening to the accented English produced by Cantonese speakers. This is a subjective and unreliable method for learning a second language (L2). The present study made use of automatic speech recognition (ASR) technologies in identifying the error pattern associated with accented English produced by Cantonese ESL speakers. Cantonese ESL speakers are instructed to produce a list of isolated English words and a short passage. Pattern and frequency of errors in L2 English pronunciation were objectively identified from the speech samples using ASR software. Results of error analysis were compared with what linguists predicted. Results on L2 English error pattern were discussed in relation to L1 Cantonese.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPlural Publishing. Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.pluralpublishing.com/journals_APJ.htmen_US
dc.relation.ispartofAsia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language and Hearingen_US
dc.subjectSoftware-assisted-
dc.subjectComparison-
dc.subjectEfficiency-
dc.titleAn acoustics-based assessment of error patterns in English sounds produced by Cantonese ESL speakersen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailNg, ML: manwa@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityNg, ML=rp00942en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros187348en_US
dc.identifier.volume14en_US
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage73en_US
dc.identifier.epage84en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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