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dc.contributor.convenorISCA (International Speech Communication Association)en_US
dc.contributor.authorKato, Shuheien_US
dc.contributor.authorShort, Gregen_US
dc.contributor.authorMinematsu, Nobuakien_US
dc.contributor.authorTsurutani, Chiharuen_US
dc.contributor.authorHirose, Keikichien_US
dc.contributor.editorISCA (International Speech Communication Association)en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:41:45Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:41:45Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2013-05-30T01:42:52Z
dc.identifier.refurihttp://project.cgm.unive.it/events/SLaTE2011/programme.htmlen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/45279
dc.description.abstractInformation on what kinds of mispronunciation cause the great- est loss in naturalness can be used in guidance to help learn- ers achieve their goals of speaking with good pronunciation. We recorded Japanese words spoken by bilinguals in Tokyo Japanese and in foreign accents (English and Korean) and mor- phed them together with STRAIGHT emphasizing different acoustic parameters. By using STRAIGHT, we can simulate a wide variety of English-accented and Korean-accented pronun- ciations of Japanese. Then, we had native Japanese speakers and non-native speakers (Australian) evaluate the naturalness of these morphed utterances. The experimental results showed that Australian learners were very insensitive to the difference between native and non-native pitch although Japanese speakers were critically sensitive to these errors. Following these results, we give some pedagogical suggestions on what kind of pronun- ciation guidance is necessary for learners to become aware of what is unnatural to native speakers.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherInternational Speech Communication Associationen_US
dc.publisher.placeFlorenceen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://project.cgm.unive.it/events/SLaTE2011/programme.htmlen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://project.cgm.unive.it/events/SLaTE2011/papers/Kato-slate2011-revised.pdfen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameSLaTE-2011en_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleSpeech and Language Technology in Education workshop (SLaTE-2011)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2011-08-24en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2011-08-26en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationVenice, Italyen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaboratory Phonetics and Speech Scienceen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200404en_US
dc.titleComparison of Native and Non-native Evaluations of the Naturalness of Japanese Words with Prosody Modified through Voice Morphingen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2011 ISCA and the Authors. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the conference’s website or contact the authors.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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