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Measuring foreign accent strength in English : Validating Levenshtein distance as a measure
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We evaluate the suitability of a modified version of the Levenshtein distance (LD) for comparing (the phonetic transcriptions of) accented pronunciations of non-native English speakers to native American speech. Expand
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itsadug: Interpreting Time Series and Autocorrelated Data Using GAMMs
is a nonlinear regression analysis which is particularly useful for time course data such as EEG, pupil dila-tion, gaze data (eye tracking), and articulography recordings, but also for behav-ioralExpand
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Inducing a measure of phonetic similarity from pronunciation variation
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This paper compares the induced measure of segment distances conceptually to other measures and also investigates whether the results generalize to other dialect datasets. Expand
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Investigating dialectal differences using articulography
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The present study introduces articulography, the measurement of the position of tongue and lips during speech, as a promising method to investigate structural differences in pronunciation at the dialect level. Expand
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Reproducibility in Computational Linguistics: Are We Willing to Share?
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This study focuses on an essential precondition for reproducibility in computational linguistics: the willingness of authors to share relevant source code. Expand
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A Cognitively Grounded Measure of Pronunciation Distance
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In this study we develop pronunciation distances based on naive discriminative learning (NDL) and validate them on the basis of native-likeness ratings. Expand
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Evaluating the Pairwise String Alignment of Pronunciations
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Pairwise string alignment is an important general technique for obtaining a measure of similarity between two strings, used e.g., in dialectology, historical linguistics, transliteration, and in evaluating name distinctiveness. Expand
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Multiple Sequence Alignments in Linguistics
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We apply and evaluate an iterative pairwise alignment program for producing multiple sequence alignments, ALPHAMALIG (Alonso et al., 2004), using as material the phonetic transcriptions of words used in Bulgarian dialectological research. Expand
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Automatically measuring the strength of foreign accents in English
We measure the differences between the pronunciations of native and non-native American English speakers using a modified version of the Levenshtein (or string edit) distance applied to phoneticExpand
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Bipartite spectral graph partitioning for clustering dialect varieties and detecting their linguistic features
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In this study we use bipartite spectral graph partitioning to simultaneously cluster varieties and identify their most distinctive linguistic features in Dutch dialect data. Expand
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