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Validation of a training method for L2 continuous-speech segmentation

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Cutler,  Anne
Language Comprehension Group, MPI for Psycholinguistics, Max Planck Society;
Radboud University Nijmegen, NL;
MARCS Auditory Laboratories, University of Western Sydney, Australia;

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Cutler, A., & Shanley, J. (2010). Validation of a training method for L2 continuous-speech segmentation. In Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2010), Makuhari, Japan (pp. 1844-1847).


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-BDD6-B
Abstract
Recognising continuous speech in a second language is often unexpectedly difficult, as the operation of segmenting speech is so attuned to native-language structure. We report the initial steps in development of a novel training method for second-language listening, focusing on speech segmentation and employing a task designed for studying this: word-spotting. Listeners detect real words in sequences consisting of a word plus a minimal context. The present validation study shows that learners from varying non-English backgrounds successfully perform a version of this task in English, and display appropriate sensitivity to structural factors that also affect segmentation by native English listeners.