Christoph Wendler

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Developing speech technology such as text-tospeech (TTS), requiring as it does a raft of phonetic and linguistic resources, can provide a powerful way to document endangered languages. Drawing on the experience of the ABAIR initiative, developing such resources for Irish [1], we illustrate how both the technology and the underpinning resources can be(More)
We present a web-based TTS facility, which will eventually provide for the major dialects of Irish. It, along with an ancillary toolkit of language resources, is increasingly being exploited in diverse teaching/learning environments. Further synthesis-based interactive educational platforms are described which are geared to specific learning tasks. These(More)
The processes of language demise take hold when a language ceases to belong to the mainstream of life’s activities. Digital communication technology increasingly pervades all aspects of modern life. Languages not digitally ‘available’ are ever more marginalised, whereas a digital presence often yields unexpected opportunities to integrate the language into(More)
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