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Pronunciation variations of Spanish-accented English spoken by young Hong You, Abeer Alwan
 

Summary: Pronunciation variations of Spanish-accented English spoken by young
children
Hong You, Abeer Alwan
Electrical Engineering Department, UCLA
Los Angeles CA90095, USA
hyou,alwan@icsl.ucla.edu
Abe Kazemzadeh, Shrikanth Narayanan
Electrical Engineering Department, USC
Los Angeles, USA
kazemzad@usc.edu,shri@sipi.usc.edu
Abstract
When learning to speak English, non-native speakers may
pronounce some English phonemes differently from na-
tive speakers. These pronunciation variations can de-
grade an automatic speech recognition system's perfor-
mance on accented English. This paper is a first attempt
to find common pronunciation variations in Spanish-
accented English as spoken by young children. The
analysis of pronunciation variation is performed using
dynamic programming-based transcription alignment on

  

Source: Alwan, Abeer - Electrical Engineering Department, University of California at Los Angeles

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences