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Presentation 2019-06-13 14:20
A large collection of sentences read aloud by Vietnamese learners of Japanese and native speakers' reverse shadowings
Shintaro Ando, Tasavat Trisitichoke, Yusuke Inoue, Fuki Yoshizawa, Daisuke Saito, Nobuaki Minematsu (UTokyo) SP2019-3
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) The main objective of language learning is to acquire good communication skills in the target language.
From that viewpoint, in terms of learner's pronunciations, their primary goal has to be able to speak in an intelligible-enough or comprehensible-enough pronunciation, not a native-sounding one.
However, achieving such pronunciation is not easy for many learners mainly because of their lack of opportunity to use the language they learn and receive some feedbacks on intelligibility or comprehensibility.
In order to solve these problems, the authors previously proposed a novel method of native speakers' reverse shadowing and showed a high validity to use native speakers' shadowings to learners utterances to objectively measure the comprehensibility of learners' speech.
One major problem in our previous research however, was that the experiment was done on a relatively small scale; the number of learners was only six.
For this reason, in this study, we carried out a larger collection of Japanese utterances read aloud by 60 Vietnamese learners and Japanese native speakers' shadowings to those utterances.
An analysis of the subjective ratings done by the native speakers implies that some modifications we made from our previous experiment contribute to making the framework of native speakers' reverse shadowing more pedagogically effective.
Keyword (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) second language learning / foreign accent / shadowing / comprehensibility / data collection / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 119, no. 80, SP2019-3, pp. 13-17, June 2019.
Paper # SP2019-3 
Date of Issue 2019-06-06 (SP) 
ISSN Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Date 2019-06-13 - 2019-06-13 
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Place (in English) Tokyo Institute of Technology 
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Conference Code 2019-06-SP 
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Title (in English) A large collection of sentences read aloud by Vietnamese learners of Japanese and native speakers' reverse shadowings 
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Keyword(1) second language learning  
Keyword(2) foreign accent  
Keyword(3) shadowing  
Keyword(4) comprehensibility  
Keyword(5) data collection  
1st Author's Name Shintaro Ando  
1st Author's Affiliation The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)
2nd Author's Name Tasavat Trisitichoke  
2nd Author's Affiliation The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)
3rd Author's Name Yusuke Inoue  
3rd Author's Affiliation The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)
4th Author's Name Fuki Yoshizawa  
4th Author's Affiliation The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)
5th Author's Name Daisuke Saito  
5th Author's Affiliation The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)
6th Author's Name Nobuaki Minematsu  
6th Author's Affiliation The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)
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Date Time 2019-06-13 14:20:00 
Presentation Time 25 minutes 
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Paper # SP2019-3 
Volume (vol) vol.119 
Number (no) no.80 
Page pp.13-17 
Date of Issue 2019-06-06 (SP) 

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