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Simicry: A mimicry-feedback loop for second language learning
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Speech, Music and Hearing, TMH, Speech Communication and Technology.
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Speech, Music and Hearing, TMH, Speech Communication and Technology.
2010 (English)In: Proceedings of Second Language Studies: Acquisition, Learning, Education and Technology, 2010Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper introduces the concept of Simicry, defined as similarityof mimicry, for the purpose of second language acquisition.We apply this method using a computer assisted languagelearning system called Ville on foreign students learningSwedish. The system deploys acoustic similarity measures betweennative and non-native pronunciation, derived from durationsyllabicity and pitch. The system uses these measures togive pronunciation feedback in a mimicry-feedback loop exercisewhich has two variants: a ’say after me’ mimicry exercise,and a ’shadow with me’ exercise.The answers of questionnaires filled out by students afterseveral training sessions spread over a month, show that thelearning and practicing procedure has a promising potential beingvery useful and fun.

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2010.
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CALL, CAPT, Automaticity, prosody, implicit learning
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Computer Science Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-51876OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-51876DiVA: diva2:465170
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Second Language Studies: Acquisition, Learning, Education and Technology. Tokyo, Japan. September 22-24, 2010
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QC 20120109. tmh_import_11_12_14Available from: 2011-12-14 Created: 2011-12-14 Last updated: 2012-01-09Bibliographically approved

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