Valerie Novak

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We present a new corpus of word-level listening errors collected from 62 native English speakers learning Arabic, designed to inform models of spell checking for this learner population. While we use the corpus to assist in automated detection and correction of auditory errors in electronic dictionary lookup, the corpus can also be used as a phonological(More)
PURPOSE The Arabic language has consonants that do not exist in English. Some of these consonants have contrasting features that also do not exist in the English language. While these sounds are known to be challenging for students of Arabic, quantitative data on which pairs of sounds are most confusable are not generally available. The University of(More)
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