Taking the Danish Speech Trainer from CALL to ICALL

Peter Juel Henrichsen

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    Talebob (Speech Bob) is a newly developed interactive CALL-tool for training Danish speech with special regard to the pronunciation of highly idiomatic phrases. Talebob is currently being tested in primary schools in Nuuk, Hafnarfjörður and Tórshavn (where Danish is taught as a L2). The purpose of the current paper is twofold. We first introduce Talebob in its publicly available version, commenting on its linguistic, technical, and didactic principles. Secondly, we present our current plans and goals for the next version of Talebob focusing on linguistic and educational perspectives. Taking Talebob II as a point of departure, we wish to invite a discussion of ICALL as a means of modernizing the L2 educational programmes in the Nordic area.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th Workshop on NLP for Computer Assisted Language Learning
    EditorsElena Volodina, Lars Borin, Ildikó Pilán
    Place of PublicationLinköping
    PublisherLinköping University Electronic Press
    Publication date2015
    ISBN (Print)9789175190365
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event4th Workshop on NLP for Computer Assisted Language Learning at NODALIDA 2015. - Vilnius, Lithuania
    Duration: 11 May 201511 May 2015
    Conference number: 4


    Workshop4th Workshop on NLP for Computer Assisted Language Learning at NODALIDA 2015.
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    SeriesNEALT (Northern European Association of Language Technology) Proceedings Series

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