Construction of a Rated Speech Corpus of L 2 Learners ’ Spontaneous Speech

  title={Construction of a Rated Speech Corpus of L 2 Learners ’ Spontaneous Speech},
  author={Su and Youn Yoon and Lisa M. Pierce and Amanda Huensch and Eric Juul and Samantha Perkins},
This work reports on the construction of a rated database of spontaneous speech produced by second language (L2) learners of English. Spontaneous speech was collected from 28 L2 speakers representing six language backgrounds and five different proficiency levels. Speech was elicited using formats similar to that of the TOEFL iBT and the Speaking Proficiency English Assessment Kit (SPEAK) test. A total of 182 minutes of spontaneous speech were collected, segmented, and assessed by two… CONTINUE READING

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