Investigation of golden speakers for second language learners from imitation preference perspective by voice modification

@article{Wang2011InvestigationOG,
  title={Investigation of golden speakers for second language learners from imitation preference perspective by voice modification},
  author={Ruili Wang and Jingli Lu},
  journal={Speech Communication},
  year={2011},
  volume={53},
  pages={175-184}
}
This paper investigates what voice features (e.g., speech rate and pitch-formants) make a teacher’s voice preferable for second language learners to imitate, when they practice sentence pronunciation using Computer-Assisted Pronunciation Training (CAPT) systems. The CAPT system employed in our investigation uses a single teacher’s voice as the source to automatically resynthesize several sample voices with different voice features based on the features of a learner’s voice. Our approach is… CONTINUE READING