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

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Generating Non-Native Pronunciation Lexicons by Phonological Rules

Stefan Schaden

Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

This paper presents a new approach to model prototypical foreign-accented pronunciation variants on the phonetic transcription level using rewrite rules. For each native language (L1) and target language (L2) pair, a set of post-lexical rules is designed to transform canonical phonetic dictionaries of L2 into adapted dictionaries for native L1 speakers. Potential applications are speech recognition and speech synthesis systems. A brief outline of the general framework is given, followed by an overview of the different rule types included in the system.

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Bibliographic reference.  Schaden, Stefan (2003): "Generating non-native pronunciation lexicons by phonological rules", In ICPhS-15, 2545-2548.