Search for dissertations about: "Pronunciation variation"

Found 5 swedish dissertations containing the words Pronunciation variation.

  1. 1. Modelling Phone-Level Pronunciation in Discourse Context

    Author : Per-Anders Jande; Rolf Carlson; Merle Horne; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Pronunciation modelling; Pronunciation variation; Discourse-context; Phone-level variation; Central standard Swedish; Spoken language annotation; Data-driven methods; Machine learning; Decision trees; Pronunciation lexicon development; Machine-readable lexicon; Phonology; Discourse; Lexicon; Language technology; Språkteknologi;

    Abstract : Analytic knowledge about the systematic variation in a language has an important place in the description of the language. Such knowledge is interesting e.g. in the language teaching domain, as a background for various types of linguistic studies, and in the development of more dynamic speech technology applications. READ MORE

  2. 2. Computer support for learners of spoken English

    Author : Rebecca Hincks; David House; Robert H. McAllisster; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Language technology; Språkteknologi;

    Abstract : This thesis concerns the use of speech technology to support the process of learning the English language. It applies theories of computer-assisted language learning and second language acquisition to address the needs of beginning, intermediate and advanced students of English for specific purposes. READ MORE

  3. 3. Acquiring L2 Syllable Margins : Studies on the simplification of onsets and codas in interlanguage phonology

    Author : Niclas Abrahamsson; Björn Hammarberg; Roy Major; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Bilingualism; Tvåspråkighet; tvåspråkighetsforskning; Bilingualism;

    Abstract : This thesis deals with developmental, universal, grammatical, and functional factors involved in the acquisition of L2 syllable structure. More specifically, using speech data from Spanish and Chinese learners of Swedish, the thesis examines the production and development of syllable onsets and codas—that is, syllable margins. READ MORE

  4. 4. Phonetic Imitation, Accent, and the Learner

    Author : Duncan Markham; Allmän språkvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; sociolinguistics; talent; language acquisition; phonetics; Linguistics; Lingvistik;

    Abstract : This work is concerned with the acquisition of the phonetic characteristics of languages and dialects, and with the issue of learner talent or individual achievement in learning second languages. Following a survey of the literature on language learning limits, it is argued that the concentration on group trends in most of the existing literature, whilst convenient, serves more to obscure the reasons for the difficulties experienced by most non-child language learners than to explain them. READ MORE

  5. 5. Model Based Speech Enhancement and Coding

    Author : David Yuheng Zhao; Bastiaan Kleijn; Peter Kabal; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; statistical model; Gaussian mixture mdel GMM ; hidden Markov model HMM ; moise reduction; Telecommunication; Telekommunikation;

    Abstract : In mobile speech communication, adverse conditions, such as noisy acoustic environments and unreliable network connections, may severely degrade the intelligibility and natural- ness of the received speech quality, and increase the listening effort. This thesis focuses on countermeasures based on statistical signal processing techniques. READ MORE