Analysis of Reading Miscues and Speech Characteristics of Native and Nonnative Children Speakers of Filipino

By Michael Gringo Angelo R. Bayona

Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute
University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 981-8500 local 3370
mrbayona@up.edu.ph

Paper presented at the 2nd Philippine Conference Workshop on
Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTBMLE 2)
held February 16-18, 2012, at the Punta Villa Resort
Sto. Niño Sur, Arevalo, Iloilo City, Philippines

ABSTRACT

Analysis on the characteristics of native and nonnative children’s speech and the reading miscues committed by the speakers can provide significant insight in the design of language learning software. In this paper, a discussion is provided on the phonological difference found in read speech by native and nonnative children speakers of Filipino. The comparison is made based on the formants and durations of the five Filipino vowels uttered by the speakers. A survey of common miscues in reading was also performed on both types of speakers. The findings in this study will be used in a future work on the development of a speech recognition-based reading tutor.

To read the complete article, click on Bayona-Analysis of Reading Miscues and Speech Characteristics of Children Speakers of Filipino.

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