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TitleDevelopment and assessment of an acoustics-based multisensory accent reduction system
 
AuthorsZhang, Lan
章澜
 
Issue Date2012
 
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
 
AbstractTechnological advancements in the recent past have provided new methods for learning to speak English as a second language (ESL). The majority of accent reduction training regimes nowadays involve the use of different media as teaching and learning cues such as video or audio signals. However, few such programs have been proven to actually provide efficient and useful feed back to ESL learners, and few offers evidence proving that such multisensory approach of accent reduction is superior to traditional unisensory (auditory-only) approach. The present study intended to design and assess the effectiveness and efficacy of a multisensory, acoustics-based accent reduction training system that is capable of training foreign speakers to correctly produce English vowels by providing instantaneous auditory and visual feedback to the users. The study also validated the system against traditional accent modification regimes by objectively comparing the efficacy of such system with traditional accent reduction training. Results indicate that multimedia-based training with instantaneous visual and auditory feedback yielded significant improvement in accent reduction.
 
AdvisorsNg, ML
 
DegreeMaster of Philosophy
 
SubjectEnglish language - Pronunciation - Computer-assisted instruction.
English language - Pronunciation by foreign speakers.
English language - Accents and accentuation.
 
Dept/ProgramSpeech and Hearing Sciences
 
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dc.contributor.advisorNg, ML
 
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Lan
 
dc.contributor.author章澜
 
dc.date.hkucongregation2012
 
dc.date.issued2012
 
dc.description.abstractTechnological advancements in the recent past have provided new methods for learning to speak English as a second language (ESL). The majority of accent reduction training regimes nowadays involve the use of different media as teaching and learning cues such as video or audio signals. However, few such programs have been proven to actually provide efficient and useful feed back to ESL learners, and few offers evidence proving that such multisensory approach of accent reduction is superior to traditional unisensory (auditory-only) approach. The present study intended to design and assess the effectiveness and efficacy of a multisensory, acoustics-based accent reduction training system that is capable of training foreign speakers to correctly produce English vowels by providing instantaneous auditory and visual feedback to the users. The study also validated the system against traditional accent modification regimes by objectively comparing the efficacy of such system with traditional accent reduction training. Results indicate that multimedia-based training with instantaneous visual and auditory feedback yielded significant improvement in accent reduction.
 
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dc.description.thesisdisciplineSpeech and Hearing Sciences
 
dc.description.thesislevelmaster's
 
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Philosophy
 
dc.identifier.hkulb4833018
 
dc.languageeng
 
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
 
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)
 
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.
 
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License
 
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B48330188
 
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language - Pronunciation - Computer-assisted instruction.
 
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language - Pronunciation by foreign speakers.
 
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language - Accents and accentuation.
 
dc.titleDevelopment and assessment of an acoustics-based multisensory accent reduction system
 
dc.typePG_Thesis
 
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