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Computer-based auditory training improves second-language vowel production in spontaneous speech

Lengeris, Angelos (2018) Computer-based auditory training improves second-language vowel production in spontaneous speech. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 144 (3). EL165-EL171. ISSN 0001-4966. (doi:10.1121/1.5052201)

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Abstract

The current study examined the effectiveness of computerbased auditory training on Greek speakers’ production of English vowels in read sentences and in spontaneous speech. Another group of Greek speakers served as controls. Improvement was evaluated pre- and post-training via an identification task performed by English listeners and by an acoustic analysis of vowel quality using a combined F1/F2 measure. Auditory training improved English vowel production in read sentences and in spontaneous speech for the trained group, with improvement being larger in read sentences. The results indicate that auditory training can have ecological validity since it enhances learners' production beyond the (read) sentence level.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1121/1.5052201
Uncontrolled keywords: Training for second-language vowels
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > English Language and Linguistics
Depositing User: Angelos Lengeris
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2018 07:37 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 21:07 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/69024 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Lengeris, Angelos: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8057-0542
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