Talebob: An Interactive Speech Trainer for Danish

Peter Juel Henrichsen

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    Abstrakt

    Talebob ("Speech Bob") is an interactive language learning tool for pupils (10+ years) helping them practice their pronunciation of simple, highly frequent phrases in Danish. Talebob’s feedback is based on acoustic measurements (for pitch and intensity), presented to the user as helpful instructions for improvement. Talebob is currently being tested in schools in Nuuk, Hafnarfjörður and Tórshavn where Danish is taught as a second language (L2); we present some preliminary results. We conclude with a discussion of the didactic relevance of Talebob and computer-assisted language learning in general, exploiting the IT-curiosity of modern pupils.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelProceedings of the 20th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics
    RedaktørerBeáta Megyesi
    UdgivelsesstedLinköping
    ForlagLinköping University Electronic Press
    Publikationsdato2015
    Sider79-86
    ISBN (Trykt)9789175190983
    StatusUdgivet - 2015
    BegivenhedNODALIDA 2015: The 20th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics - Vilnius, Litauen
    Varighed: 11 maj 201513 maj 2015
    Konferencens nummer: 20
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    Konference

    KonferenceNODALIDA 2015: The 20th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics
    Nummer20
    Land/OmrådeLitauen
    ByVilnius
    Periode11/05/201513/05/2015
    Internetadresse
    NavnNEALT (Northern European Association of Language Technology) Proceedings Series
    Vol/bind23
    ISSN1736-6305

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