• Computer Science, Psychology
  • Published in INTERSPEECH 2010

Validation of a training method for L2 continuous-speech segmentation

  title={Validation of a training method for L2 continuous-speech segmentation},
  author={Anne Cutler and Janise Shanley},
Recognising continuous speech in a second language is often unexpectedly difficult, as the operation of segmenting speech is so attuned to native-language structure. We report the initial steps in development of a novel training method for secondlanguage listening, focusing on speech segmentation and employing a task designed for studying this: word-spotting. Listeners detect real words in sequences consisting of a word plus a minimal context. The present validation study shows that learners… CONTINUE READING

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