Perceptually-motivated assessment of automatically detected lexical stress in L2 learners' speech

This paper presents a method of automatic lexical stress assessment for L2 English speech. Syllable stress can be labeled at three levels - primary (P), secondary (S) and no (N) stress, but secondary stress may vary among word pronunciations within and across accents and present difficulties for human perception. Hence, evaluation of lexical stress based on… CONTINUE READING