Explicit Pronunciation Training Using Automatic Speech Recognition Technology

@inproceedings{Dalby2002ExplicitPT,
  title={Explicit Pronunciation Training Using Automatic Speech Recognition Technology},
  author={Jonathan Dalby and Diane Kewley-Port},
  year={2002}
}
A system is described, provisionally named Pronto, which uses automatic speech recognition (ASR) for training pronunciation of second languages in adult learners. The first version of Pronto was developed for native speakers of American English learning Spanish and for Mandarin Chinese speakers learning English. Pronto grows out of work in the Indiana Speech Training Aid (ISTRA) research program, which has demonstrated significant improvement in the pronunciation of hearing-impaired and… CONTINUE READING
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