14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-14)
San Francisco, CA, USA
The Linguistic Interactive Phonetics Software (LIPS) program uses digital video clips to provide audio-visual examples of the speech sound inventory of Canadian English and a phonetically balanced set of words. This Windows-based CD-ROM program teaches students to identify phonetic symbols and labels and to progress to word-level phonemic and phonetic transcription. Transcription is performed via keyboard strokes with a widely used font. Not only do students learn the phonetic symbol, they also gain the use of a tool for keyboard entry of transcription outside the realm of the program. Each level of the program has a test module providing feedback on student progress. A final test examines students on recognition and identification of symbols, labels and sounds and finally to perform transcription from the audio-visual database of words. A database-driven algorithm automatically generates test questions ensuring that no two tests are identical.
Bibliographic reference. Clayards, Jocelyn / Holmes, Martin / Esling, John H. (1999): "A multimedia approach to learning phonetic transcription", In ICPhS-14, 1133-1136.