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dc.contributor.convenorJerome Bellegardaen_US
dc.contributor.authorTsurutani, Chiharuen_US
dc.contributor.authorIshihara, Shunichien_US
dc.contributor.editorAlexander Kainen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:36:43Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:36:43Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2013-06-12T23:15:19Z
dc.identifier.refurihttp://interspeech2012.org/Papers.htmlen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47884
dc.description.abstractThis study aims to identify the crucial prosodic factor for native speakers' naturalness judgement of L2 pronunciation. Prosodic features are known to have more impact on the naturalness of L2 learners' pronunciation than segmental features do. Among prosodic features, timing and pitch are looked at in this study as major prosodic factors which affect native speakers' naturalness judgement of L2 learners' pronunciation. To examine the relative importance of timing and pitch, we synthesized stimuli using STRAIGHT to produce well-controlled timing and pitch errors. Native Japanese listeners assessed the naturalness of these stimuli and the result was compared with the one obtained using natural speech stimuli. The current study obtained the same result as the previous study: that timing is more important than pitch in improving the naturalness of L2 speech.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherInterpeechen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://interspeech2012.org/welcome.html?menu_id=5en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameInterspeech 2012en_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleProceedings of the 13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association: Spoken Language Processing and Biomedicineen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2012-09-09en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2012-09-13en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationPortland, Oregon, United Statesen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaboratory Phonetics and Speech Scienceen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200404en_US
dc.titleNaturalness judgement of prosodic variation of Japanese utterances with prosody modified stimulien_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Languages and Linguisticsen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2012 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.issued2012
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