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Title:
Talebob - an Interactive Speech Trainer for Danish
Author:
Peter Juel Henrichsen: DanCAST - Danish Center for Applied Speech Technology, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
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Year:
2015
Conference:
Proceedings of the 20th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics, NODALIDA 2015, May 11-13, 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania
Issue:
109
Article no.:
012
Pages:
79-86
No. of pages:
8
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2015-05-06
ISBN:
978-91-7519-098-3
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Series:
NEALT Proceedings Series
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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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, Hafnarfj√∂r√įur and T√≥rshavn 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.

Proceedings of the 20th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics, NODALIDA 2015, May 11-13, 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania

Author:
Peter Juel Henrichsen
Title:
Talebob - an Interactive Speech Trainer for Danish
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Proceedings of the 20th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics, NODALIDA 2015, May 11-13, 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania

Author:
Peter Juel Henrichsen
Title:
Talebob - an Interactive Speech Trainer for Danish
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