15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Design and Development of Computer Assisted Learning of Prosody

Anne Bonneau (1), Koray Balci (2), Yves Laprie (1), Vincent Colotte (1)

(1) LORIA/CNRS, France
(2) INRIA, France

This paper describes a toolkit that provides teachers of foreign languages with tools intended to facilitate learning of foreign language prosody. This toolkit can be used simultaneously to give teachers interactive illustrations of the target language prosody with respect to that of the mother tongue, and to help learners being aware of the acoustic correlates expected. For that purpose we developed signal transformations (F0, duration and energy) based on TD-PSOLA and automatic alignment adapted to English uttered by French speakers. Considering that teachers should be given the possibility of customizing their courses, these tools have been developed in the form of ActiveX controls that teachers can easily incorporate in any MS Office document.

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Bibliographic reference.  Bonneau, Anne / Balci, Koray / Laprie, Yves / Colotte, Vincent (2003): "Design and development of computer assisted learning of prosody", In ICPhS-15, 1577-1580.