A Comparison of Natural and Synthetic Speech: With and Without Simultaneous Reading

  title={A Comparison of Natural and Synthetic Speech: With and Without Simultaneous Reading},
  author={Krista Taake},
The present study assessed college students’ ability to comprehend passage materials when input is provided in different modalities: Listening–only (listening to the text; L–only), Reading–only (reading the text silently; R–only), and Reading While Listening (simultaneously reading and listening to the text; RWL). In addition, we assessed comprehension when auditory input was provided by natural (human) and synthetic (computerized) speakers. A total of 66 participants received eight passages in… 
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